Jordan Murrell, a 29-year-old warehouse team leader from Costessey, was found unresponsive at his home last Sunday after telling friends and family that he was feeling unwell. Jordan had chosen to stay home on Friday night instead of going out with friends and spent the following day in bed. It wasn’t until Sunday that his housemate discovered him, and the police were called. News of his death has been widely shared on social media, with supporters of Norwich City FC offering messages of condolences and support.
To remember Jordan Murrell and pay their respects, a minute’s applause is planned for the 29th minute of Norwich City’s upcoming game against Leeds on October 21. Jordan’s father, Trevor, who will be attending the game with his daughter Paige and many of Jordan’s friends, expressed his gratitude for the gesture from both the club and Leeds fans. Mr. Murrell wants people to know how much joy and love Jordan brought to those around him, as he was always organizing outings and events for his friends and had a constant smile on his face.
Norwich City FC marked World Mental Health Day by sharing a short film on their Twitter account, which has been viewed over 12 million times and received widespread praise. Mr. Murrell mentioned that the video resonated with his family, as Jordan had struggled with depression throughout his life. Although they were always there for him, he never fully opened up to them about his feelings. Mr. Murrell expressed his regret that he hadn’t pushed Jordan to talk more about his emotions.
In light of this tragic event, it is important to remember the significance of mental health and the support available to those in need. The NHS offers a mental health support helpline that can be reached by calling 111 and selecting option 2, or individuals can contact the Samaritans at 116 123. These services are available 24/7, and there is also the option to download the Stay Alive app on Apple and Android devices. It is crucial to check in on those around us and provide support to anyone who may be struggling.