Paris Jackson's Suicide Attempt Was Reportedly a 'Cry for Help'

Paris JacksonIn sad news earlier today, we heard reports that Paris Jackson, 15, had reportedly attempted suicide. We hoped they were false, but unfortunately it seems they're true, and the details that are coming in are heartbreaking.

According to People, Jackson "cut her wrists with a kitchen knife and took as many as 20 ibuprofen tablets." Fortunately, she's now physically fine. Mentally, however, it appears that the girl who seemed so strong in the wake of her famous father's death, is suffering greatly.

A source told the magazine:

Paris has been very, very depressed for a while. She's been throwing fits and tantrums, kicking and screaming and cutting herself.

Earlier this morning, before the attempt, she tweeted a heartbreaking line from a Beatles song, "Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away now it looks as though they're here to stay." The source went on to say that her father's death nearly four years ago was, not surprisingly, a big contributing factor to her depression.

She misses her father greatly. She was the center of Michael's world and it's all different now. She says that she is lonely and that she doesn't feel loved.

The family source said while things had been building (she was due to take the stand later this month in the wrongful death lawsuit of her father), it may have been the fact that she wasn't allowed to go to a Marilyn Manson concert that was the final tipping point.

Some of this is normal teenager things, hormonal changes. But now it's serious. Paris has said that there is something missing in her life. This is a cry for help.

Thanks goodness she survived, and she now has the opportunity to get help. It's too bad that things had to get this bad, but it's now abundantly clear that she needs it. Hopefully the family she has left, including her mother, Debbie Rowe, and her grandmother Katherine Jackson, can be there for her in the way she needs them to be.

Are you surprised to learn that Paris Jackson has been this troubled?

 

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Chana... Chanandler.Bong

The Jackson family is pretty notorious for downplaying serious problems.  Suicide attempts and overdoses are not just a rite of passage, or something that teenagers just go through.  I hope Paris can actually get help and overcome whatever problems she has.  Sad.

Bianca01 Bianca01

Those bullies, her father's death....so sad. THOSE BULLIES NEED TO FUCK OFF, THEY'RE JUST JEALOUS BECAUSE SHE'S BEAUTIFUL N HER DAD WAS FAMOUS ! smh like stop bullying her, wonder if this will make them leave her alone...cuz of attempted suicide..I hope so

nonmember avatar keepitreal

I'm sorry, but its her life and maybe she doesn't want it anymore. That's her decision .. who are we to judge? Her live isn't ours.

nonmember avatar bettywhite

I agree, maybe she wants to be with her father. Can't blame her, look at her mother. Smh.

nonmember avatar Lizzie Borden

It's the month of the anniversary of her dad's death, it's probably an extra difficult time for her. My own father died four months before Michael Jackson did and i still have a hard time when the anniversary of his passing comes up. It must be especially difficult for Paris considering her age, her crazy user relatives, and the public scrutiny. My heart goes out to her, hopefully there is someone strong and sane by her side.

Teal Chastain Blacksten

Don't look for Debbie Rowe to do anything. She never seemed to give a crap about those kids. No, I'm not surprised to hear Paris is so troubled. Maybe it's some unresolved grief about her father's passing?

jalaz77 jalaz77

What a mess.

Laine... Lainey0468

I hope she can continue to get close to her mother and get away from that messed up family.  I read that it was Michael's wish to raise the children, hence her not being in their lives.  God bless her and hopefully she can get the help she needs to live a somewhat normal life.

abra819 abra819

Kepitrwal-shut the hell up.

abra819 abra819

keepitreal...cell phones..

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