A HEARTBROKEN sister has penned a touching tribute to her big brother after being stricken by grief as she tried to come to terms with his death.

Kayleigh Coleman, 25, decided to put pen to paper to write a poem about her brother Chris Coleman who died on October 19 at the age of 29 after he faced a struggle with mental health problems. 

The mum-of-one said: “At first I just didn’t know how to deal with it so I decided to write a poem.

“It was my first time writing a poem but I just felt like I was losing the plot after he died.

“It was my way of getting my anger and grief out. 

“I was able to deal with it in my own little way.”

After writing the poem, Kayleigh’s boyfriend Joel Davison, 32, encouraged her to turn the tribute into a song, which has since been uploaded to YouTube.

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PICTURED: Kayleigh Coleman with her brother Chris

Kayleigh hopes the song, which is titled ‘It’s ok to not be ok’, will bring some comfort to others while raising awareness of mental health problems. 

Writing in the song, Kayleigh said: “This goes to all those who lost their loved ones.

“This world can be a lonely place but if we reach out to one another we sure can make it feel better.”

In the UK, men remain three times as likely to take their own lives as women according to research which was carried out by Samaritans. 

The latest figures also show that in 2017 there were 6,213 suicides in the UK and Republic of Ireland – that figure means there is one death by suicide every two hours.

The number of attempts made by an individual to take their own life is not included in this data. 

The song was Kayleigh’s way of helping her to grieve the loss of her big brother, who had dreams of a career in the Army.

“It is in memory of Chris but I hope it will help families who have children who have taken their own life,” said the 25-year-old.