A mum has paid tribute to her “form, loving, and unbiased” teenage son who took his personal life.
Jessica Miller, from Redruth, stated her son, Clifford Moore, had been struggling together with his psychological well being for a very long time – however was all the time the primary to test on others who confronted their very own difficulties.
Jessica spoke fondly of Clifford’s love for horses, motorbikes and the way he had an enormous quantity of ambition and love for all times.
Clifford, 19, took his personal life after an extremely powerful interval of poor psychological well being, which was partially made worse by his father’s suicide when he was simply six years previous, she stated.
“He was sturdy, he was unbiased, he was loving, he’d be over at 6am if any of his buddies have been struggling,” Jessica stated. “He’d drag his buddies out, take them on a ten-mile run, and everybody simply speaks so extremely of him.
“Clifford was simply so form, particularly with animals.”
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Hailing initially from Doncaster, Jessica moved the household right down to Cornwall not lengthy after Clifford’s father took his personal life.
She had beforehand run a horse-riding enterprise up north, one thing she introduced down along with her after they moved.
Rising up round animals, Clifford discovered this as an outlet and nearly a type of remedy.
“His father’s suicide was soul-destroying for him,” Jessica continued. “As he grew up, he hit the age of 12 and himself was expressing suicidal ideas. I attempted to get him assist again then however they didn’t have the funding.
“Then, our household made buddies with a Romani Gypsy man known as Tommy, who was scuffling with most cancers. Clifford helped him every day, helped him together with his horses, canine, chickens.
“Tommy was a tremendous help for Clifford, as he was lacking out on a father position mannequin. He additionally stated Clifford had the kindest pair of palms with a horse.”
Jessica added that Clifford additionally helped a pal of his get off medicine just lately and all the time checked in on individuals.
He was “like a cowboy”, and a “free spirit” with each his horses and his bike, which he acquired after a primary suicide try as a approach to check out new issues.
The household reside on a plot of land Jessica purchased after saving up and have constructed again up the horse-riding enterprise.
The low-tech lifetime of the household, she stated, meant Clifford completely cherished nature, exploring, and his independence.
She continued: “He drove his bike round like he didn’t care if he’d die or not. I really thought that’s how he’d go. However he was actually good at it.
“And in the previous few months he turned vegan – he simply didn’t just like the considered consuming animals.
“That, and he stated the traditional Spartans have been vegans and their bones have been 20 per cent thicker than a standard man’s.”
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She stated Clifford’s psychological well being had been inconsistent for years however didn’t appear to be significantly unhealthy.
However just lately, after a go to to his Dad’s grave, he started to deteriorate, as Jessica recounted: “He got here again carrying his Dad’s coat, boots and his temper appeared actually unhealthy. You possibly can see he was actually distant. All of it had a large impression on him.
“We had come by way of every part from just a few years in the past, when issues together with his psychological well being have been actually unhealthy. We felt we have been in a very good place, however Clifford was clearly struggling so deeply.
“He’s retaining us sturdy although. I think about he’s a rock along side me in any respect time.”
Jessica added that the lack of her son has been devastating to so many individuals, together with herself.
However she is set to offer her son a legacy, and what began as fundraising to purchase a bouquet of flowers has became the prospect to honour her son, who died two weeks in the past, in a method he would have cherished.
On the plot of land, Jessica hopes to construct “Cliff’s Cabin” – an off-the-cuff psychological well being and remedy room for youngsters, teenagers and younger adults with psychological well being points.
She has been in contact with Sophie Alway, who arrange younger girls’s psychological well being group Georgia’s Voice after the suicide of her daughter.
A councillor who labored with Georgia’s Voice is on board with Jessica’s plan, and she or he hopes to include equine remedy and to hopefully assist forestall one other tragedy.
The mission is being assisted by Omnibuild, which gives volunteer constructing providers to group tasks in Cornwall.
Jessica added: “Clifford’s dying has made me need to drive this mission ahead in his title. We have been planning on doing one thing like this anyway, however this has motivated me.
“We would like someplace which isn’t medical, a spot for individuals to come back and be heard, and get some assist.”
You’ll be able to help Jessica’s fundraiser right here.
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