Sunday 26 June 2022 09:42 AM Health Secretary speaks about brother's suicide and says: 'Could I have made a ... trends now

Sunday 26 June 2022 09:42 AM Health Secretary speaks about brother's suicide and says: 'Could I have made a ... trends now
Sunday 26 June 2022 09:42 AM Health Secretary speaks about brother's suicide and says: 'Could I have made a ... trends now

Sunday 26 June 2022 09:42 AM Health Secretary speaks about brother's suicide and says: 'Could I have made a ... trends now

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has opened up about his eldest brother's suicide four years ago, saying he still struggles with survivor's guilt.

Javid's brother Tariq, 51, killed himself in Horsham, West Sussex, in July 2018 shortly after checking-in to a five-star country house hotel.

At the time, Javid was serving as Home Secretary and was on his way back to London after visiting mother Zubaida in Bristol when another brother raised the alarm.

Tariq, the manager of a supermarket chain, had left two suicide notes to his partner Sylvia - telling her she should 'carry on and enjoy life'.

He was later found face down in the shower while five-times the legal drink-drive limit.

Javid, 52, described his family's struggle to come to terms with their loss while visiting the London headquarters of suicide charity Papyrus, where he told the assembly: 'Maybe I could have made a difference. And I guess I will never know the answer to that,' The Sunday Times reports.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid, 52, has opened up about his eldest brother's suicide four years ago, saying he still struggles with survivor's guilt

Health Secretary Sajid Javid, 52, has opened up about his eldest brother's suicide four years ago, saying he still struggles with survivor's guilt

Javid's eldest brother Tariq, 51, killed himself in Horsham, West Sussex, in July 2018 shortly after checking-in to a five-star country house hotel

Javid's eldest brother Tariq, 51, killed himself in Horsham, West Sussex, in July 2018 shortly after checking-in to a five-star country house hotel

He said: 'We were all very close growing up - all five brothers born within seven years of each other - so you think about what we could have done? There were no signs and we learned later that Tariq had had some concerns about his work.

'We learnt afterwards that he

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