Suicide warning from man whose daughter would have been 18 today

Photograph of Julia Derbyshire taken by her father shortly before she died Credit: Adrian Derbyshire

A father from Warrington hopes to raise awareness of teenage suicide and self-harm by releasing photos of his daughter just moments from her death.

Adrian Derbyshire found his daughter Julia's body at their home in Warrington where she had tried to take her own life.

He attempted CPR and she spent five days in hospital on life-support before she died in December 2015.

Today would have been Julia's 18th birthday.

Julia Derbyshire Credit: Adrian Derbyshire
Adrian Derbyshire tending to his daughter Julia's grave on her 18th birthday Credit: ITV Granada

Adrian who was a paralympian fencer has given talks to over 200,000 youngsters at schools across the country on the dangers of self-harm and bullying.

He talks about Julia's death in a bid to raise awareness about the devastating effect of suicide can have on a family.

According to the charity Papyrus, suicide is the biggest killer of young people - male and female - under 35 in the UK.

Julia and Adrian's hands shortly before her death Credit: Adrian Derbyshire

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  • Papyrus prevention of young suicide