A FAMILY who wanted to use their daughter’s suicide as a platform to help others have spoken of a second tragedy after their son also took his own life.

Tracey and David Beadle’s 21-year-old son Dyllon was found dead earlier this month at his home in Manchester– just two months before the anniversary of his younger sister Quinn's suicide.

The couple, from Shildon, County Durham, said the world was a darker place without the two of them.

The Northern Echo: Dyllon and Quinn feeling festiveDyllon and Quinn feeling festive

Mrs Beadle said: "Our beautiful son Dyllon decided that this world was just too cruel for him. He took the awful decision to take his own life just as his little sister Quinn did in December. He was haunted by her death and couldn't live without her. They are together again and that is some comfort.

"I think I always knew Dyllon would do this because I knew he couldn't bear to be without her, but I hoped he could have held on a bit longer.

"This world is a darker place without them. Our hearts are broken."

The Northern Echo: Tracey, Quinn, Dyllon and David on a family holidayTracey, Quinn, Dyllon and David on a family holiday

Quinn was just 17 when she hanged herself from a tree on December 9, 2018.

The day after her death, the family laid flowers at the scene and within hours the patch of land was covered with floral tributes from friends and complete strangers.

The Northern Echo: Dyllon and Quinn when they were littleDyllon and Quinn when they were little

The area has since become known as Quinn's Garden and the family set up the charitable organisation Quinn’s Retreat to help others grieving after suicide or struggling with their mental wellbeing– which they may rename Quinn and Dyllon’s Retreat. For details search Quinn's Retreat on Facebook.

Mrs Beadle said: “We want to provide short breaks to families who have lost a loved one to suicide and also to people and their families who are feeling low, suffering from depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts et cetera, just a break away from the trials of everyday life, the chance to breathe again.”

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Dyllon decided to take a year out from university but had returned to Manchester where he was enjoying working in a bar. He was in regular contact with his parents, who visited him, and two weeks before his death he came back to Shildon for a fundraising event for the charity.

Mrs Beadle said a friend had found Dyllon on the floor at home and called an ambulance but he had already passed away.

The couple were both at work when they got the heart-breaking news.

They described Dyllon as fiercely intelligent, kind and worried about everything and everyone.

“We need to do something to stop this happening to other families," added Mrs Beadle.

*Samaritans is available round-the-clock, every day of the year, to listen and offer confidential support when things are getting to you, by free phone on 116123, email jo@samaritans.org or find the details for your local branch at samaritans.org. If you are a young person experiencing a mental health crisis, the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger also provides free, 24-7 support. Just text YM to 85258.