12 Years Old Girl Committed Suicide After Losing Mother To Breast Cancer

Isabel Ann Richardson, 12 year old girl from Norwich had killed herself after posting self harm pictures on Instagram. Isabel had been feeling lonely, 'worthless' and 'empty' after she loseS her mother to breast cancer in 2010.

Isabel brother had called their father,  Stephen Richardson and told him about the pictures Isabel had posted on Insagram, their father came home to check for the 12 year old, but found her hanging in her room. She was rushed to the hospital, but died 6 days after


According to the inquest by Norfolk Coroner's Court, Isabel had talked to her dad about harming herself five weeks before she later hung herself. After he was informed about Isabel harming herself, the two started seeing a school nurse and were referred to bereavement services Nelson's journey. She was also supposed to speak with a youth counsellor a day before she was found dead.

Mr Richarson said his daughter told him that she had stopped harming herself, and he thought she was more happier after the meetings. He also added that ;

  I was aware of her self harm, but I never thought for a second she would do anything like take her own life. I will always think I could have done more