Foolish Woman Hangs Herself after Facing the “Three Most Stressful Things in Life”

February 11, 2015 1:00 pm

A recovering drug addict hung herself after facing “three of the most
stressful things in life” – ending a relationship, starting a new job
and moving house.

Before her death,  was jailed for six months after getting
involved in drugs at the age of 18. When she was released after serving
half her sentence, she vowed to get her life back on track. She
eventually became teetotal at the age of 20 and went back to college to
further her career and help others.

Miss Jensen moved to Manchester where she got a job as a PA before
working as an office manager for her mother’s company where colleagues
said she was a ”dynamic and inspirational leader”.

However, the 41-year-old charity fundraiser found herself unable to cope after she was forced to
switch jobs, split up with a boyfriend and move to a flat.

Her mother’s company had closed down suddenly so Miss Jensen moved to a
new job as an office manager with a property firm. According to
MirrorUK, same time, her five-year relationship with her boyfriend Chris
broke up. He moved out of their shared home and she was to move to a

According to Miss Jensen’s mother, Mrs Barber, days before her death;
she, Shirley and nieces had attended a lantern parade where Shirley
seemed upset but ‘not distraught’. Later when Mrs Barber left at 9.30pm
she texted her daughter, saying ‘I hope you feel better’, and she
replied she would, adding, ‘love you’.

But by 6pm two days later, she received a call from Shirley’s friend
that Shirley hadn’t been to work and there were concerns she had
potentially had an accident.

Mrs Barber hurried to her daughter’s home but by the time she arrived,
the police were already there. They broke into Miss Jensen’s home and
found her body and a note which said: “I’m sorry.”

Nearby was a book titled ‘Letting Go’, which contained advice on relationship boundaries following a separation.

A broken hearted Mrs Barber said:

 “I never found out why her relationship ended and I was saddened by the
breakup. She was seeing a counsellor on a weekly basis. She didn’t try
to keep it a secret but she didn’t discuss with me what it was
regarding. She always seemed to find a solution by discussing things
with close friends, reading self-help books and she had used other
counsellors in the past. She always tried to find a positive solution to
any problem she had. 

She said jokingly the three most stressful things that can happen to a
person were all happening to her at the same time. She ended her
relationship, started a new job and moved house. But she seemed to be
taking it in her stride. She was enjoying the new job and the new

It emerged Miss Jensen had left her bills neatly placed on the table. Mrs Barber added:

“My belief was that she left that to help me to deal with her affairs
after her death. She was even thoughtful at that traumatic time in her

The coroner recorded a verdict of suicide.

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