A MOTHER of two young boys took her own life after struggling with her mental health, an inquest heard.

Sarah Yassin, from Plumpton Green near Ditchling, was found dead below cliffs at Seaford Head on July 26, 2017.

The 43-year-old had been diagnosed with anxiety and severe depression and had been prescribed antidepressants.

She was known to suffer from low moods in 2016 which then progressed into clinical depression the following year, the court heard.

Despite an increased dose months before her death, the medication failed to relieve the severity of Mrs Yassin’s depression.

The diagnosis came as a “huge shock” to her family and friends, and her death was “completely unexpected”, the inquest in Eastbourne heard.

Her husband, Dr Richard Yassin, said she had been a lively, energetic and loving person who loved keeping active and immersing herself in village life. He said in the time leading up to her death he had been regularly told friends that she seemed a lot better and was recovering.

He told the court he did not think depression was the only reason behind his wife’s death.

He said: “I believe it was the high level of medication that made her take her own life.”

Mrs Yassin’s family reported her missing after they found a note saying she had gone to take pictures near the beach.

Her sister then found letters under Mrs Yassin’s duvet at her home which were described as “goodbye letters” to her two sons, husband and other family members.

Important legal documents were also spread out on the bed among the letters.

Mrs Yassin’s car was found near Seaford Head with another “goodbye note” left inside.

Senior coroner for East Sussex Alan Craze ruled her death was suicide.

He said: “She did intend to take her own life. Here we can see that she left out all the letters and other legal documents.

“The cause of death was multiple injuries. She had extensive and major injuries both externally and internally.”

Daniel Middlehurst, Mrs Yassin’s therapist, told the court she had been showing deep concerns over ageing and the early onset of the menopause, and was constantly self-analysing.

He told the court: “From what I could tell she had the love for life and she had real difficulty understanding the changes and what was going on with her physically and mentally.”

Consultant psychiatrist Richard Bowskill said despite Mrs Yassin’s light weight, she was fit and healthy and able to sustain the dose of medication.

He said she had shown positive signs of wanting to live and a desire to get better.

He described her condition as “hormone induced depression” and said menopause depression is a recognised issue and a “biological depression.”

Dr Yassin said: “She was selfless and kind and was the first to see the best in others. She had so many friends. About 300 people turned up to her funeral in Lewes. She loved keeping active, was fond of photography and her children and her family were her passion.”