13-year-old schoolgirl with mental health problems kills herself just weeks before Christmas
Faith Hindle was found dead at her family home on December 8, with police stating that there were no suspicous circumstances surrounding her passing
A British teenager reportedly killed herself after a long struggle with mental health problems, just weeks away from Christmas. Thirteen-year-old schoolgirl Faith Hindle, from Cadishead, Greater Manchester, was found dead at her home this past Saturday, December 8, with the suicide leaving her family devastated.
According to the Daily Mail, Faith, a student of Irlam and Cadishead Sports College, was found dead by police at around 11 pm. Her father, Lee Hindle, revealed that the 13-year-old had long struggled with mental health problems and described how her suicide had left her mother, Charlene, and two brothers, Cameron and Macauley, "devastated."
Hindle said he was still finding it hard to accept that his daughter was no longer with them. "It hasn't really sunk in," he explained. "I still can't believe she's gone. She was laughing and joking all day long and the next day she's gone. No one can believe it's happened."
"I still expect to see her - to give her a kiss and stuff," he continued. "Christmas is going to be really hard. Normally, I would be taking her shopping, getting her whatever she wants. Nobody expects to be planning a 13-year-old's funeral."
The death has prompted Hindle to come out to advocate seeking treatment for mental health problems, urging other parents and anyone suffering from mental health issues to seek out help before it's too late. "You just need to talk," he said. "It is hard. The amount of people that were there for [Faith] but she still felt alone."
Hindle posted the news of his daughter's death on his Facebook page, with several offering their condolences in the comments section. One wrote, "Such sad news mate, if there is anything I can help with I’m only a phone call away! Love to you all," with another posting, "Thinking of you and your family lee my heart goes out to you all."
The Mail reports that flowers, candles, and cards have also been pouring in at an impromptu shrine set up at her favorite park in Cadishead since the news of her suicide spread.
A family friend also set up a crowdfunding page on JustGiving to raise money for the teenager's funeral. A description read, "As we are all aware young faith gave up her battle and laid her demons to rest! Irlam and Cadishead has been hit with the most saddest news yet, and as a community im more than sure we can all pull together and help lift any pressure away from her broken parents charlene and lee and her brothers! Let's give this princess the best funeral known to man! [sic]"
The Greater Manchester Police ruled out any suspicious circumstances surrounding Faith's death, and said that her file will be passed on to the coroner for further examination.