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Multi-storey car park fall survivor shares story of mental health struggle

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More than 35 years ago, a bookseller from Norwich decided to end his life after years of mental health battles.

Steven Foyster, now 67, of Horsham-St-Faith, made the heartbreaking decision to die.

But instead of dying following his fall from the top of a multi-storey car park, he was left with multiple injuries, some lifelong, as he began a journey of recovery.

Now the married father-of-two has penned a book about that harrowing day on May 16, 1986, and how it shaped his future.

The book cover of Cry to be Heard! My Road to Recovery by Steven Foyster - Credit: PAUL DICKSON BOOKS

He said: “At that time, I felt pressure from so many different directions, such as at home and at work.

“I felt like I could not cope with many things. It was very numbing, total blackness. I could not love anyone, not even myself.

“And the thing is, it could happen to anyone. Although problems can be rectified, in that moment in time when you get in that state of mind, it can become almost a compulsion to end things.

“For me, I don’t remember falling but I do remember the landing.”

A resident of Hellesdon at the time, he was just........

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