The teenager had been struggling with family issues for some time, it has been revealed
In the fallout of Paris Jackson's attempted suicide, it has been revealed that the daughter of Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe has been contemplating taking her life on-and-off for some time now, and has been spiralling into depression for about a year now. The 15-year-old has apparently been exhibiting signs of being in 'meltdown' at school and at home, caused largely to the trauma of her father's passing.
According to a report from TMZ, Paris has been stuck in the worst of ruts for some time, with the website gaining statements from those who know her from Buckley School, the provate academy in the San Fernando Valley that Paris attends. It seems the stresses relate back to the time her grandmother, Katherine Jackson, mysteriously 'disappeared' in July last year, only to show up at a spa resort with other members of the Jackson family, resulting in a custody battle between Michael's three children that landed them in the joint care of Katherine and Michael's nephew T.J. Jackson.
Those speaking with TMZ revealed that when Paris returned to school in September following the traumatic event, which prompted the teenager to comment on her Twitter asking anyone for help in finding her grandparent, she had seemingly "stopped caring" and her grades began to drop considerably. Another report from the school states that Paris, a budding actress, was offered a role in a movie but her advances were blocked by a determined effort from the Jackson family; something that would also have a major affect on her behaviour.
There have also been reports that Paris was bullied at school, however these have been adamantly turned down by the school, who claim Paris was only making the claims for attention. Either way it comes close to determining why Paris would attempt to take her life in the first place, having potentially lost two major family figures in such a short period of time.
Paris was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital earlier this week from the family home Calabasas after reportedly cutting her wrists and downing some pills following a call to a suicide hotline. The operator for the hotline made the call to emergency services in fear that she may follow through with her threats, which she did.
Paris has had a traumatic few years
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