Young mum, 22, took own life at home as young son slept at gran’s house

Heartbroken friends have paid tribute to a young mum who was tragically found dead at home.

Jordi-Mai Richardson, 22, was described as a "happy" person who was known for her "radiant" smile despite her struggles with mental health.

Her death on Monday came just a few weeks after she had passed her driving test, and her pals say she had looking forward to a promotion at work, reports LeicestershireLive.

Jordi-Mai leaves behind a four-year-old son, Logan, who had been staying with her mum in Peterborough the day she died at her home in the village of Barwell in Leicestershire.

Her best friend, Elle Keogh, 23, said: "I got a phone call from her ex-partner to say she had taken her life and I was heartbroken. Absolutely lost, scared – everything felt empty.

"She always had problems with her mental health, but she was also a really happy person and she was so sociable, always wanting to go out and see people, and loved her drum & bass music.

"She was the sort of person who could enter a room and make everyone smile instantly."

Elle has now set up a GoFundMe page to give her "the best send-off we possibly can" and, if they raise enough, provide some money to give to Logan.

By 4pm yesterday (Sunday 9) the GoFundMe page had raised £2,280 donated by more than 120 people.

One generous donator paid tribute to Jordi-Mai's dedication towards her young son, commenting: "She was one of the nicest people I've ever met. Her smile was so radiant.

"I know how much she adored Logan. She may have been a young mum but she did a super job of raising her son. I truly look up to her. Spread your wings and fly high. Sleep tight lovely."

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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