Mum-of-two found dead on motorway took her own life after ‘suffering in silence’

Tributes have poured in for mum-of-two Nikita, who is believed to have taken her life after “suffering in silence” from mental health issues – her sisters said she would “light up a room”

The devastated family of a mum-of-two who took her own life after “suffering in silence” have paid tribute to her saying “she would light up a room”.

Nikita, 23, was found dead on the M18 on Saturday, in what police and her family believe was suicide.

Paying tribute to her “popular” sister, Stacey said: ““Nikita was bubbly, she’d light up a room when she walked in and made everyone laugh. Her personality, the way she was, she was funny. She just acted silly – like a big kid, kind of thing.

“She loved going out partying, spending time with her nephews and loved all her friends – she was very popular.”

In a post accompanying the fundraiser, another of her sisters, Ria, spoke of her kindness and bubbly personality, while also encouraging others to seek help should they need it.

“Hi my name is Ria, I’m the sister of Nikita, Nikita took her own life on the 30.10.21 by suicide, we want to raise money for her funeral as she deserves the best send off.”

“Nikita was 23 years old and a mother of 2, she was the baby of 4 sisters, she lived with myself and my family.”

“Nikita loved going out with friends she was the life and soul of the party, she would never let people down and the kindest person to the people she knew. “

“Unfortunately we didn’t know how much she was suffering, she suffered in silence never told people how she felt.”

“She was so bubbly and sassy, after we lost our dad in 2019 Nikita took it really hard and wasn’t the same after his passing.”

“She’s a girl that could never be forgotten, loads of her friend want to help so much to contribute towards her funeral so we have decided to go for a horse and cart if that’s possible.”

“She would have loved that sort of send off and would just to suit her character.”

Although the cause of death has not been officially confirmed as investigations are ongoing, police have informed the family that they believed it to be suicide, something that Ria also addressed in the post.

“I really hope people start talking out about mental illness and depression you’re not alone so please don’t think you are. Talk to someone, anyone. We’re here to listen.”