Just moments after video herself laughing with her children in the garden, a ‘beautiful’ mother with an infectious giggle was unfortunately pronounced dead.
Jade Roberts, 26, died a few hours after filming herself laughing and playing with her children at their house in Knotty Ash, Liverpool. The ‘heart and spirit of the party,’ the mother, was always putting others first – but she struggled with mental health challenges.
Tracey, Jade’s distraught mother, told the ECHO: “Jade was absolutely beautiful inside and out.” She was continually concerned about people and their issues, which I believe was a technique for her to hide how she was feeling.
“She was a wonderful mother with a contagious laugh.” She was the life and spirit of the party, giving her last fiver to the destitute.Jade ‘adored’ her family and had a special fondness for cooking. She also adored animals and hoped to become a veterinarian one day. “I miss her so much and I love her,” Tracey continued. She gives me the strength and bravery to carry on.”
Tracey, who suffers from anxiety and despair, has recounted how she was unaware of the exact nature of her daughter’s mental health difficulties. The Jade Roberts Project, which is dedicated to eradicating the stigma of the “silent killer,” has opened in Liverpool and offers aid and support to those suffering from anxiety, despair, suicidal thoughts, and addictions.
Tracey has only been open for eight months, but she has already been named a finalist for the Make a Difference awards after assisting over 100 people with their problems. Thirty of those people were in a “suicidal crisis.”
According to Tracey, a suicide intervention therapist, mental health issues are at an all-time high due to the cost of living crises and a lack of assistance. However, the CIC (community investment company), which is open four days a week, tries to assist anyone in need so that they do not have to suffer alone.
Tracey added: “To have this charity in Jade’s name, it may sound daft, but it’s a legacy for her and her children. I know she would’ve wanted me to help others and it’s an honour to do that in her name.”
A fundraising event will be held on August 5 from 11-5 in St David’s Church, Childwall, to help raise awareness of the work the project does and help raise funds. Another will also be held on suicide awareness day on September 10 in Everton.
Urging people to reach out for support, Tracey said: “Please don’t suffer in silence. Suicide deaths can be prevented. There’s light at the end of the tunnel, and hope.
“I believe people who take their own lives don’t want to die, the pain just becomes too much. Suicide prevention is everyone’s business, don’t be afraid of asking questions and saving a life.”