Dad made lunch and laid out clothes for next day before taking his own life

A dad of two took his own life hours after making his lunch and laying out his clothes for work the next day.

Devastated daughter Amy, found in his home in Liverpool in June of last year

Stephen Kent’s family described him as the life and soul of every room, and said there "was no sign at all" he was suicidal.

The 50-year-old electrician, who owned his own company, leaves behind his wife Carol, 53, two children Amy, 24, and Andrew, 21, his dad Barry, sister Kathy and cousin David.

Amy is now speaking out about her loss in hope of raise awareness and help break the stigma surrounding mental health.

Before he died, Stephen had decided he wanted to leave his job and his share of the business, and he had arranged to meet his business partner that day.

Amy told the Liverpool Echo: "There were no signs at all other than that he wanted to change his job but he was doing that, all the plans were in place.

"Everything was ready for the next day; his clothes were laid out, his lunch was made for work the next day.

"It's so sad that that's what he thought was the only answer and it just really wasn't at all.

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Amy said: "I don't think there are any words that you can say that will make anyone understand how it feels.

"I think you go through every emotion possible and guilt as well. Why wasn't I there for him? Why did he think that was the only way?

"And almost like how could he do that to me knowing that I would be the one to find him?

"I don't want anyone to suffer the way I have and the way my family have. It's horrible to have to go through this and no one should have to."

On October 24, Amy will be running the Rock n Roll Marathon in Liverpool with her friend John to raise money for The Martin Gallier Project.

The Martin Gallier Project is a Wirral-based charity that aims to prevent suicides, break down stigma and support families from across the North West.

To visit Amy and John's fundraising page click here.

For emotional support, you can call the Samaritans 24-hour helpline on 116 123, email [email protected], visit a Samaritans branch in person or go to the Samaritans website.

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