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The teenage son of disabled artist Alison Lapper was turned away from mental health services in the run-up to his death, an investigation said.
19-year-old Parys Lapper had suffered from years of mental health problems and had been bullied at school.
The investigation heard how the teenager had turned to drinking and drugs as a way to cope.
who appeared in BBC1s A Child of Our Time
Parys, who appeared on BBC1s A Child of Our Time, was found dead in a hotel in Worthing, West Suss*x, on August 13, 2019.
Later, a post-mortem examination discovered that he had taken heroin and other drugs before his death.
His mother, Alison, 55, said in an investigation that he had serious concerns about his treatment by mental health serv
Parys Lapper was found dead in a Worthing hotel room last year.
Parys Lapper, 19, (pictured left) was found dead in a hotel room in Worthing last year. His mother, disabled artist Alison Lapper, 55, (pictured right) told an investigation that mental health services had failed her son in the run-up to his death.
She said poor decisions were made and claimed that several key opportunities to help her son had been tragically missed.
In a statement, she said: ‘Tragically, this should never have happened. I feel like social services let Parys down and big changes need to happen to prevent this from happening to someone else’s child. ‘
‘Miss Lapper, an artist
Miss Lapper, an artist who was born without arms and with short legs due to a condition called phocomelia, posed nude while heavily pregnant with Parys for a marble sculpture.
Artist Marc Quinn’s sculpture was subsequently displayed on the fourth pedestal in Trafalgar Square between 2005 and 2007.
She told the investigation that Parys had been a normal, happy boy who took care of his appearance and loved life.
However, when she entered adolescence, her behavior began to deteriorate and she was less social and happy.
She said the effects of the severe bullying she had suffered at school began to manifest themselves and she began to suffer from anxiety and depression.
Miss Lapper has previously recounted how Parys was horribly bullied and teased as a child for her severe disabilities.
She told the Crawley research as a coping mechanism that her son started smoking cannabis and drinking heavily and, as he got older, stopped washing and caring for himself.
West Suss*x Coroner Penelope Schofield was told that Parys’ behavior continued to deteriorate and she stopped going to school and socializing with her friends.
The troubled teenager began to stay in bed all day and his weight began to drop as he stopped eating normally and suffered from panic attacks.
Miss Lapper said
Miss Lapper said she felt the location was wrong as the unit’s main purpose was to keep the room clean, shop, and take care of itself.
However, Parys found it nearly impossible to take care of herself and her mother stepped in to help her.
Although he was attending appointments with a psychiatrist, his condition continued to deteriorate.
Miss Lapper told the audience: “I was having suicidal thoughts because no one was listening.”