Anorexic girl leaves tragic note before death

An inquest into the death of a 15-year-old girl in the United Kingdom has revealed her planned discharge was not handled appropriately.

Pippa McManus, who battled anorexia, died at a railway station in 2015 after being discharged from the Priory Mental Health Hospital in Manchester.

The inquest found that while the hospital was right to release the teen, Pippa's family were not told of the increased risks of suicide before her release.


Her release was also delayed after she was found with tape tied around her feet because she believed they were fat.

According to ITV, a note left behind by the girl read that anorexia had beat her.

"I can't fight anorexia anymore," the note read.

"I have tried so very hard, but it has won me." 


Ms McManus' mother Marie said Pippa became obsessed with her figure but they didn't think much of it.

The family has since set up a JustGiving page in Pippa's name to raise money for ABC Anorexia and Bulimia Care and have so far have raised more than NZ$6700 for the organisation.