Family of engineer who died while battling depression accuse NHS of not taking ...

Family of sex addicted mining engineer, 35, who jumped to his death from cliff in Cornwall while battling depression accuse NHS of not taking his condition as seriously as the US Father-of-two Dylan McFarlane took his own life in Cornwall in October last year The 35-year-old's ex-wife hit out at the treatment he received for sex addiction   Anyone seeking help can call Samaritans free on 116 123 or visit Samaritans.org

By Amie Gordon For Mailonline

Published: 17:18 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 17:20 BST, 3 May 2021

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An engineer who took his own life while battling a sex addiction was not given the support he needed from the NHS, his family told an inquest today. 

The body of father-of-two Dylan McFarlane was found on the beach at Lushington, near St Agnes in Cornwall, last October.  

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An inquest into his death heard the 35-year-old engineer had struggled with his mental health and battled depression but had struggled to get help amid the Covid pandemic.  

Family members told the hearing that Mr McFarlane was not given proper support and treatment in Cornwall for sex addiction, which worsened his suicidal thoughts. 

They claim he would have received better treatment had he been living in America, where sex addiction is, 'taken more seriously.' 

The 35-year-old engineer had struggled with his mental health and battled depression but had struggled to get help amid the Covid pandemic

The 35-year-old engineer had struggled with his mental health and battled depression but had struggled to get help amid the Covid pandemic

The body of father-of-two Dylan McFarlane was found on the beach at Lushington, near St Agnes in Cornwall, last Octobe

The body of father-of-two Dylan McFarlane was found on the beach at Lushington, near St Agnes in Cornwall, last Octobe

The 35-year-old was born in Alaska before going on to study at the University of St Andrews, and the University of Exeter, where he obtained a master's in mining engineering. 

Speaking on video link from the US Mr McFarlane's ex-wife Deborah, a university lecturer, said sex addiction was 'not a widely recognised' problem in the UK. 

Criticising the care Mr McFarlane received in Cornwall, she added: 'To me, it's incredible that someone who has been identified as a high risk of suicide was asked to call back next week.

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