In both periods, there weremore than three times as manyadmissions of girls as of boys.Crucially, those who self-harm aremore likely to go on to attempt suicide.Hannah was a happy 13-year-old until she became an 'emo' - part of a sinister teenage craze that romanticises death. Here, her devastated mother tells other parents: No child is safe On the night before she died, she came into their room, kissed her father Raymond on the cheek and cheerfully told him: "I love you, Dad." The following day Hannah's mother Heather went to check on her daughter and found her hanging by a tie from the top rail of her bunk bed. She screamed for her husband to come, but try as he might it was too late: there was simply nothing that he could do to save Hannah's life.In the unending bleakness of the weeks that have followed, the couple have fought to make sense of what happened.
""When she asked me that, it made meshudder," says Lorraine, 46, from Alston in Cumbria.
Before Christmas, Lorraine bought her daughter awardrobe of brightly-coloureddesigner clothes and jeans, but theyhave barely been worn.
She has banned Levi from dyingher hair black, but is worried aboutclamping down further in case itcauses further rebellion.
Scroll down for more New figures show that the number ofchildren admitted to hospital due toinjuries inflicted on themselves hasrisen by a third in five years.
In 2002/03 there were 11,891 suchadmissions; in 2006/07 this had risento 15,955.