A troubled teenager who claimed he was ‘fobbed off by his doctor’ after being told his mental health issues ‘weren’t bad enough’ has been found dead.
Rory McKelvie bravely shared his battle on social media in the weeks leading up to his death, and told how someone had stopped him from committing suicide in November.
But just weeks after he urged those suffering to talk to friends and loved ones, he passed away in his sleep, according to his devastated mum.
Rory had previously said he received little support from doctors – and was told to come back when he felt he was “at breaking point”, reports the Daily Record .
The teenager was found dead at an address in his hometown of Biggar, Lanarkshire, last weekend. His death is not being treated as suspicious.
His mum Sharryn shared the devastating news online, writing: “Our beautiful 19-year-old boy Rory passed away in his sleep today. RIP bonny lad.”
Rory had also told how someone had stopped him from committing suicide in November.
He said: “I was lucky that someone stopped me from committing suicide and the only reason I’m sharing this is because there is always another way no matter what. So please, please talk before doing something stupid.”
The teen previously opened up about his struggles on World Mental Health Day , October 10, and told how he was fobbed off by his doctor because he wasn’t “bad enough yet”.
In a powerful Twitter post, he wrote: “After explaining to my doctor (who knows I already have a pre-existing issue) I was told there are a lot of people worse than me and that I probably wouldn’t be dealt with and that I wasn’t bad enough yet and that I’m going to have to find another way to get help for my issues.
“Basically told me that I need to wait until a get closer to breaking point and then come back.
“The reason I’m sharing something that is personal to me, is I can’t stress how different things could’ve panned out for myself if I didn’t talk and I want to make sure that people know help is there, even though for me I tried and nobody helped.
“So anyone out there who is currently feeling not right, talk to your pals, your family or even f****** me, because those are the people who will pull you out that dark place.”
Tributes have poured in for the popular teen, including from Rory’s heartbroken girlfriend Caitlin Brigham, who said: “My amazing boyfriend got his angel wings this morning.”