I used to think Paris Jackson was crazy because the rest of her family is absolutely bonkers. And their original recipe flavor of insanity stretches back into the 1970s when Joe Jackson was kicking everyone’s ass and collecting a check for it. Fortunately for Paris she has discovered that she needs to breakaway from the bad juju surrounding her family and has checked into a facility to address issues involving her own mental health.
A source (who totally doesn’t sound like a publicist) People that 20-year-old Paris is now getting help in a treatment facility somewhere:
“After a busy year of work engagements that took her all over the globe, Paris decided that she needed to take some time off to reboot, realign and prioritize her physical and emotional health. She checked herself into a treatment facility to aid in her wellness plan and is looking forward to coming out of this revitalized and ready to tackle the exciting new projects that await her.”
Back in 2013, Paris attempted suicide but that wasn’t the only time she tried it. She sadly admitted to Rolling Stone during a 2017 interview that throughout her young life, she tried several times. And she didn’t try to sugarcoat her issues with the tired “I was exhausted and overwhelmed” line of BS.
“I was crazy. I was actually crazy. I was going through a lot of, like teen, angst. And I was also dealing with my depression and my anxiety without any help. It was just self-hatred,” she said of taking 20 Motrin tablets and slashing her wrist in June 2013 at age 15.
“Low self-esteem, thinking that I couldn’t do anything right, not thinking I was worthy of living anymore.”
The incident proved to be the turning point following a long battle with self-abuse, drug addiction and depression. Paris admitted that she had attempted suicide “multiple times” before, but this final episode convinced her to attend a residential therapy program.
Paris also admitted that she was sexually assaulted by an old perv when she was a teenager and she’s also faced scrutiny from online trolls who had questions about her sexuality.
I hope that once Paris is done with her therapy, matriarch Katherine Jackson will hold a meeting with the rest of the family and inform them that Paris is now taking over as the family spokesperson. They need new representation in this new era and why can’t it be Paris? She’s outspoken like Janet, wears a bunch of wacky clothes like La Toya and is just as light as Michael so why not? She’s like the Voltron of Jacksons all rolled into one.