Dad-of-four died of suicide after allegedly failing to deal with Melbourne ‘s tight lockdown.
David McCreadie has been struggling with mental health problems since June last year, but his family said his condition has changed.
However, after the coronavirus pandemic struck, the rehabilitation – which included daily workout – slowed and Mr. McCreadie ‘s struggles deteriorated.
The 56-year-old builder, who was considered a “hero” to many for his “extraordinary generosity” and humanitarian work, died of suicide on October 16.
Now his wife Felicity has spoken out, saying that the extreme lockout conditions had led to his death.
“It contributed to his mental health, it contributed to his stress and there was no relief,” she told Daily Mail Australia.
“Daniel Andrews needs to see (how harmful lockdown is).
“I have to stand up and be counted for my husband’s name and I am not letting this go.”
The couple – who had been together since 2007 – had both experienced financial issues as a result of the pandemic, she added.
Figures published last month indicate the effect of the coronavirus pandemic, including a rise in self-harm activity in Victoria and a correlation to suicide in Queensland.
Although the numbers so far do not seem to indicate a rise in suicide, there has been a notable 17 rise in self-injury in Victoria.
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