AN IMPULSIVE builder suffering from ADHD took his own life because it was the only way he could take control, a coroner ruled.

Jordan Hughes, 26, hanged himself in his sister’s kitchen in Clarendon Road, Hove, whilst suffering from the condition and unable to accept how much support was around him.

Paying tribute to her son Jordan’s mother Vanessa said: “He was so loyal and so loved. I just don’t think he knew how loved he was.

“I don’t think there’s enough support out there for people suffering with mental health.”

Mrs Hughes told an inquest into his death at Brighton Coroner’s Court that Jordan had first been diagnosed with ADHD aged eight. She told the inquest she last spoke to her son two days before his death.

She said: “He rang me and told me he had been diagnosed with adult ADHD and depression.

“He was reluctant to talk about it.

“Even as a child he didn’t want to be seen as different.

“I encouraged him to go to the mental health team. “He had told me before about having suicidal thoughts and I was able to talk him down, calm him down.”

Addressing his family coroner Veronica Hamilton Deeley said: “Jordan was clearly a renaissance man. he meant so much to so many of you, but on that tragic day he took control of the one thing he could take control of by taking his life.

“I think it is something he found very difficult for years - that he wasn’t in control of what was happening to him.

“You may not like it but you have to respect it.”

Ms Hamilton-Deeley described Jordan’s impulsive behaviour as being like a “volcano waiting to erupt”.

Jordan had been admitted to the Meadowfield mental health facility in March suffering impulsive behaviours and had been released. He was under the care of the Sussex Partnership NHS Trusts crisis intervention team at the time of his death.

On May 16 he saw psychologist Harri Burgess who said he was a “variable risk to himself” and did not want him to be discharged from the crisis team.

He was due to see the crisis team at 3pm on May 18, but was found earlier that day by his sister Ellie Hughes and her partner Aaron Carter at their home on Clarendon Road, Hove.

Jordan had been staying with Ellie and Aaron but they were moving out. They arrived to pack up his belongings and found him dead.

A former promising young boxer, Jordan had been drinking heavily and taking cocaine - but appeared to be abstaining in the weeks prior to his death.

He had found some work and had a new house share lined up. He had said he wanted to save up money for his daughter.

But friends said he had said he was worried about being on his own the day before his death.

Mr Carter said he had spoken to Jordan on the phone that morning and he sounded drunk. Toxicology found he was twice the drink drive limit and had traces of cocaine in his blood.

The coroner recorded a narrative verdict stating that he “took his own life in an impulsive action carried out while stressed and under the influence of alcohol and cocaine.”

Jordan’s brother Lewis Copping is planning to cycle 48 miles to raise awareness and money for the charity Grassroots Suicide Prevention. To support him visit Anyone struggling to cope and in need of support can call the Samaritans on 116123.