Anorexic Girl ‘Would Rather Die Than Eat’, Inquest Hears


From BBC News. A 15-year-old girl who wanted to be a doctor took her own life after being given Prozac to help with her anorexia.

Ellie Long, from Wymondham, Norfolk, had a “two-year history of low mood” and had once written a suicide note, an inquest in Norwich heard.

The teenager’s family told the court they had been “failed by everyone” prior to her death on 12 December 2017.

Mental health doctor Keran Chitari, who treated Ellie, said services at the time had been “stretched”.

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Ellie Long was described as an intelligent girl expected to do well in her exams
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