THE mother of a teenager who jumped to his death from the top of a six-floor stairwell has paid tribute to her "kind" and "thoughtful" son.

Jacob Raul Hernandez was 19 when he took his own life at the John Radcliffe Hospital in November last year.

An inquest last week heard Mr Hernandez was "disappointed with the world" and suffered mental health issues.

Assistant coroner for Oxfordshire, Rosamund Rhodes-Kemp, said to his family: "I don't think there can be anything more heartbreaking for a parent than the loss of a child. My deepest condolences."

Mr Hernandez's mother, Lesley Wilson, said after the inquest: "Jacob was kind and thoughtful. He had respect for and understanding of those who society marginalised and tried to make the world a kinder place.

"He was truly one of the good guys and the world is a bleaker place without him."

Mr Hernandez lived with his mother and 16-year-old sister in Grays Road, Oxford, up until his death. His father lived in London but worked in Oxford and saw the children every couple of months.

Mr Hernandez first went to the doctors in 2011 after his mother called to say he was having problems at school and was becoming more introverted.

Three days after his first GP appointment his mother rang again as a suicide note had been found on her son's computer and he had gone missing.

He was then referred to a community mental health team.

There were no more notable incidents up until November last year when Ms Wilson phoned the doctors again.

She said Mr Hernandez was suffering from paranoia and thought he was being watched by the neighbours. He was booked in to see the GP on November 16, but took his own life two days before.

He jumped off the top of a stairwell, landing on the lower ground floor in a communal area.

Police Sergeant Paul Roberts said there was nothing suspicious about the incident and there was no reason for Mr Hernandez to be at the JR that day.

Ms Rhodes-Kemp gave a verdict of suicide.