A DEPRESSED man was found dead in his flat a week after he died.
Richard Ralphson’s body was discovered by police who broke into his council flat in Almondbury after being alerted by concerned friends.
The Huddersfield inquest heard that the 39-year-old was a heavy drinker and suffered low moods.
He had previously tried to take his own life, but had been unsuccessful.
He had been not been seen for a week when police found his body on October 3 last year.
He was discovered hanging in the kitchen.
Mr Ralphson’s sister Sharon said in a statement that he had been put into care at an early age and had suffered from drink and drug problems since then.
She said: “The way we were brought up contributed to how he was.
“When he was drinking his mood changed and he became very depressed and down.”
Recording that Mr Ralphson took his own life, Coroner Roger Whittaker said: “In his depression I believe he intended to take his own life.
“He took his own life while the balance of his mind was disturbed by the amount of alcohol he had taken and repeatedly taken.”