A CORONER urged people not to suffer in silence after yet another young man tragically took his own life.

At an inquest into the death of Jack Milburn, coroner James Newman said he would urge anyone who is struggling with depression or anxiety to speak to someone before it is too late.

Mr Newman has presided over several inquests this year of men aged 18 to 35 who have taken their own life.

At the hearing in Preston, Mr Newman explained how Mr Milburn, who was only 20, was found hanged in the garage of his family home by his father, Jason, on May 11.

Mr Newman said: “Jack had a history of depression and was attending counselling at his GP surgery. The night before his death, Jack had gone out with friends, and in a statement from his father, Mr Milburn said there were no suggestions in the week leading up to his death that he was planning to harm himself.

“His father said he had been laughing and joking with his son before he went out and everything seemed fine.”

Mr Newman said Mr Milburn was a keen and talented dancer, who was fun and outgoing and had been really enjoying life.

He mentioned that his father hadn’t been aware of anything in his life that was bothering him at that time, but that he had had mental health issues, albeit two years previous, which he had sought help for.

Mr Newman continued: “Jack’s father said his son had been in good spirits on the night he was going out and he left the family home on Ryefield Avenue West in Haslingden, at 5pm.

“At around 6.30am Mr Milburn woke up when he heard a bang, which he assumed to be Jack arriving back home after his night out, and went back to sleep.

“At 10am Mr Milburn went to get his golf clubs out of the garage and noticed that the door was open and saw his son.”

No note was left at the scene, but Mr Newman said he was satisfied, on the balance of probability, that Mr Milburn had intended to take his own life, and recorded a conclusion of suicide.

He said: “This is a tragic death of another young man and I ask anyone out there who is feeling like this to stop and talk to someone, anyone. It may not help, but if someone knows what is going on in your head at least they can look out for you.”

Tributes were paid to the former student of Moorland School in Clitheroe, and on what would have been his 21st birthday, friends set up a Go Fund Me Page to raise money for a memorial in his name.

On July 27, a Jack Milburn memorial concert was held at Haslingden Cricket Club.

Organised by Aaron Ashworth, the evening brought together friends and family of the 20-year-old with music, dancing and entertainment.

Anyone wishing to donate to the fund should visit uk.gofundme.com/f/jack-milburn-memorial.

Anyone suffering with mental health problems can call the Samaritans on 116123.