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The Rutland and Stamford Mercury
16:50 Thursday 01 December 2005
A POPULAR PE teacher was so depressed about his looks despite having plastic surgery that he killed himself with painkillers. Jason Rollin, 33, a teacher at Queen Eleanor Technology College, in Stamford, was found dead at his parents’ home in Barnsley in Yorkshire in June. He had had “numerous operations” on his nose and chin, and told his GP he was unable to look in a mirror and intended to kill himself an inquest in Barnsley heard.
He was immediately referred to a mental health team in Stamford, where he told a worker he had undergone surgery on his nose two weeks earlier, but felt it had made no difference. Deputy coroner Judith Naylor said a second appointment was arranged for the next day, a Saturday, but in the morning Jason cancelled it, saying he was going to see his parents in Barnsley, even though they were abroad.
He went to their home and after giving his brother Craig a lift into town, took a quantity of coproxamol tablets which he had ordered over the internet. In a statement to the court Craig said he found his brother’s fully-clothed body in the bathroom when he returned the next day. Two notes were found. The court heard Jason told his doctor that he accepted his appearance was normal, but he was unable to look at himself in the mirror.