Cecil Parkinson’s daughter killed herself two days after leaving a psychiatric unit after she refused to accept she was mentally ill.
Mary Parkinson, 57, was discovered at her £900,000 Victorian terraced home in Ashbury Road, Battersea, by concerned neighbours on December 10 last year.
She left a suicide note which read: “Thank you for loving me so much. I had a great life until six months ago.”
Miss Parkinson, who was the eldest of Mr Parkinson’s three daughters by Lady Ann, was being treated at the Nightingale Hospital but was discharged on 8 December, two days before she took her life.
Westminster Coroner’s Court heard she had tried to kill herself several times before and had suffered from anorexia since aged 14. At university it was said she discovered drugs and quickly became addicted.
In 1990, she had kicked her habit and reconciled with her father, who served as a Cabinet Minister in Margaret Thatcher’s government.
During her battle with drugs her parents spent thousands of pounds on her rehabilitation while her mother founded the charity Action on Addiction.
It was said that she found her father’s death in January 2016 very hard and that towards the end of her life she lived alone and battled depression.
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