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12-year-old girl hangs herself after mother dies of breast cancer

By Mason White 12:35 PM August 28, 2015
Isabel Ann Richardson 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A young girl lost her life after she had a hard time coping with the loss of her mother.

A court heard that 12-year-old Isabel Ann Richardson of Norwich, England, was found hanging in her room.

The girl began self-harming after her mother, Karina, 37, died of breast cancer.

Her father attempted to help her. He also set up a meeting for her to talk with a school nurse. However, she was overwhelmed with sadness over the loss of her mother.

The girl used the photo-sharing website Instagram, to upload self-harm pictures, causing another parent to call the school to seek help for Isabel.

Mr. Richardson told the inquest that he had spoken to his daughter about self-harm, but she assured him that she had stopped. “Isabel looked much better since the meetings in school,” he said.

Richardson said that around 6:00 p.m., he called his daughter, who was in her room, and asked what she wanted for dinner.

When she did not answer, he assumed that she was listening to music.

It was only when her brother Kyle called him and said that Isabel posted disturbing self-harm photos online that Mr. Richardson rushed upstairs and found Isabel hanging.

She was rushed to the hospital, where she died 6 days later with her father at her side. May she rest in peace.