Mother warns parents about pro-anorexia sites following daughter’s tragic suicide

A mother has pleaded with parents to watch out for their teenagers, after her star student daughter died after becoming obsessed with pro-anorexia websites.

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by Ellie Hooper |
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Teenager Eleanor Holmes was a brilliant schoolgirl with her whole life ahead of her, but took her own life after putting increasing pressure on herself to be thinner and prettier.

After her death in May, her family discovered that Eleanor had been visiting pro-anorexia websites that promote anorexia and bulimia, and had been making herself sick after eating.

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Elle was battling secret demons
Elle was battling secret demons

The family are at a loss as to why Elle decided to take her own life, adding that she was filmed laughing in a family video just hours before.

'She left no note. She said nothing to the little brother she adored. No word to her boyfriend, or her close inner circle of friends.'

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After trawling he daughter's computer for answers, he mother discovered secret accounts on pro-anorexia websites, as well as other concerns her daughter had such as not being pretty enough.

A song written by the 15-year-old entitled Mirror, Mirror, also revealed Elle's hidden demons, with lyrics reading: 'Mirror mirror don't you see, What you show her is deadly, You killed that little girl.'

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'Elle was a dream child: funny, mischievous, caring about her family, committed and openly loving to her mum and her little brother. But, clearly, she did have hidden demons,' said her mother.

The family are now looking to record Elle's song to help support girls struggling with their body image.

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