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.A check of Hannah's home page onsocial networking site Bebo revealedher pseudonym, Living Disaster, andthat she'd decorated it with a pictureof an emo girl with bloody wrists.Another picture showed a child'sexercise book scrawled with thewords: "Dear Diary, today I give up."While Hannah's wrist injuries mayhave been slight, the issue of selfharmamong adolescents is causinggrowing concern in British schools.
""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.
"I managed to keepcalm and explained to her that people'sminds are very disturbed, andoften they don't really want to die.
Butinside I felt sick with worry that Levi isthinking about such things."From being the sort of girl whodressed in pink and played with Barbie dolls, now Levi will wear onlyblack.