A HOLYWELL mum who struggled with mental health difficulties died after being found hanged at her home, an inquest was told.

Caroline Ann Mackie, of Strand Park, died at Glan Clwyd Hospital on July 2 this year.

An inquest into the 49-year-old's death was resumed by John Gittins, coroner for North Wales (east and central) at Mold on Tuesday.

Reading from a statement by Miss Mackie's former husband Andrew Mackie, with whom she had three children, Mr Gittins told the hearing she experienced "bouts of depression and anxiety" as well as mood swings.

He said her mental health issues resulted from money problems, online gambling, alcohol and various family and friends falling out.

On June 28, she had sent a text message which caused concern to a family member, following which Mr Mackie had visited her address in Strand Park to check on her.

He discovered her hanged and immediately called for help from the emergency services.

Police officers arrived and administered CPR. Following attempts at defibrillation she was taken to Glan Clwyd Hospital in the early hours of June 29.

The inquest heard a statement from Dr John Glen, who said that following her discovery in a state of cardiac arrest, her prognosis had been poor.

Miss Mackie was monitored and reviewed over the following days, but remained deeply unconscious and unresponsive.

Dr Glen said it was clear she had sustained a severe brain injury, and that survival had not been possible.

The cause of Miss Mackie's death was confirmed to be a hypoxic brain injury due to suspension by a ligature.

After hearing all of the evidence, Coroner John Gittins recorded a conclusion of suicide.