A mum-of-two who battled with a drug addiction took her own life days after telling her family she was stressed about being in rent arrears.
Emma Feeney, 38, was found unconscious in her flat in Hull by her neighbour.
She was rushed to hospital but, despite best efforts, nothing could be done to save her, reports Hull Live.
She died six days later on December 27, 2018 after Miss Feeney's family agreed for end of life care to be initiated.
In an inquest into her death at Hull Coroners Court, Miss Feeney was described as "very social" and a "little firecracker" by her sister, who provided a statement to the court.
"Growing up Emma didn't have any hobbies, but she enjoyed looking after animals," she said.
"She left Kingston School with no qualifications and went on to work as a fish packer and then worked in a pub.
"Emma was very social and liked to party with friends. She was a little firecracker, and even though she was only 5ft and slim, she was very strong.
"She went to prison in 2004 for driving offences and dad also died. She took his death really hard and started to suffer from depression and tried to commit suicide and was rushed to hospital.
"She began taking heroin with [her partner] who she was on and off with for 14 years, and they used to take drugs together.
"Emma had two daughters and she was brilliant with her children, but social services had to get involved due to the drug use and the children not getting to school on time, so they were removed from her care."
Miss Feeney's sister was given guardianship of the children and she told the court Miss Feeney went to prison in 2015 for shoplifting.
When she came out she thought her partner had another girlfriend and started to hear voices, which prompted her sister to try and get her sectioned.
In the years after this, the contact was "on and off" between Miss Feeney, who was a carer for her mother, who the court heard she had a great relationship with.
Her sister last saw Miss Feeney two days before her suicide attempt but did not sense she was contemplating taking her own life.
She said Miss Feeney was "stressed" due to being in rent arrears and struggling financially as well as being a "bit down", and reminisced about the past during her visit.
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