Finn Hall Obituary, Huddersfield trans teenager died by suicide
- by Alex Danvers
Finn Hall Obituary, Death – A Huddersfield family is devastated after their 16-year-old son committed suicide after struggling with his mental health for years. Finn Hall, who grew up in Huddersfield before moving with his family to Keighley last year, hoped to devote his life to helping others. He was studying health and social care with the intention of working with children with learning disabilities. Hannah, his mother, went up to his room on Friday, November 18. She was devastated to learn that Finn had tragically hanged himself after years of struggling with his mental health.
After coming out to his family earlier this year, Finn was transitioning from female to male. Abigail Ford, Finn’s aunt, told YorkshireLive: “We’re all heartbroken and devastated. Finn’s life was cut far too short. “The gravity of what occurred has rendered us all speechless. We’ve all gone online and been astounded by how easy it is to find instructions on how to commit suicide. “Finn had clearly planned this. He’d delivered all of our Christmas gifts ahead of schedule. His mother discovered him and will never forget that sight. “His younger brother is always wondering when he will return home. It’s terrible, and it never should have happened. It’s not right.”
According to Abigail, Finn’s mental health issues began when he was 11 years old, when he developed an eating disorder. Due to his severe depression, Finn began self-harming around the age of 13. He had to be hospitalized several times, and his family was desperate to find him help. Finn, on the other hand, persisted in his struggle. “He was overdosing and drinking bleach,” Abigail, 30, explained. “We believe that, despite his severe symptoms, not enough was done to help him.” Finn, the second of five children, volunteered at a local youth club and worked as a caregiver in his spare time. He was a regular contributor to the youth club’s fundraising efforts. “He was such a sweet and caring person,” Abigail added.”
He had an uncanny talent for making people laugh. He disliked it when people around him were down. “He was brilliant, astute, and eager to learn; his future looked bright. He was the sweetest little boy, very handsome, and had beautiful blue eyes.” Finn was transitioning from a girl when he came out to his family earlier this year. Abigail asserts that: “In February, he had the strength and courage to tell us that he hadn’t felt like a girl since he was a child. He disliked wearing dresses and preferred to dress like a boy.
“He met people who were going through similar things as he grew older, and he worked out for himself and realized he didn’t feel comfortable in that body – because he shouldn’t be in it, he should be a boy. “Since then, everyone in the family has referred to him as Finn. He appeared to be happier as Finn. He’d discussed it with doctors and was referred to a transgender clinic, but there was a waiting list.” Hannah, Abigail, and Finn’s mother hopes to raise mental health awareness and encourage people to take troubled adolescent children seriously. “Don’t take no for an answer if your child is struggling,” Abigail advised. “We believe mental health services should have assisted him more; we believe he was not taken seriously enough.”
Finn Hall Obituary, Death – A Huddersfield family is devastated after their 16-year-old son committed suicide after struggling with his mental health for years. Finn Hall, who grew up in Huddersfield before moving with his family to Keighley last year, hoped to devote his life to helping others. He was studying health and social care…