An 18-year-old teenager jumped to his death from a bridge, after an argument with his mother who turned off his Playstation while he was playing Grand Theft Auto.
Paul Bickle walked out of his home in Hockley Heath, in the U.K., after his mother Donna Brown switched off the Playstation because he kept swearing.
Concerned about what her son might do, Donna called the police, but it was too late, as Paul jumped to his death from a bridge. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. Paul Bickle, 18, (left) jumped to his death from a bridge, after an argument with his mother Donna Brown (right) who turned off his Playstation while he was playing Grand Theft Auto.
The devastated mother explained that her son had obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), which made him press the buttons of the Playstation a certain number of times and in a particular order. Paul also had struggled with obsessive behavior when washing his hands.
Since the tragedy, Donna has spoken out about her son’s death in an effort to raise awareness of how young people can struggle with OCD and to help people identify warning signs. She said:
Don’t dismiss your children’s mood swings as teenage tantrums.
Don’t dismiss OCD as something quirky — it has such a huge impact.
Paul had been suffering from OCD since he was a 16 years old and his condition got progressively worse until the tragic day on which he snapped and committed suicide.
2. Paul Bickle’s mother recalls the tragic day her son died.
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