Paris Jackson is reportedly seeking treatment for her emotional health
Paris Jackson has reportedly checked into a treatment facility for her emotional health.
According to a report from ET, the daughter of the late Michael Jackson decided she needed to give herself time to "reboot" and "aid in her wellness plan".
A source allegedly told the website: "After a busy year of work engagements that took her all over the globe, Jackson 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."
They added that the 20-year-old is "looking forward to coming out of this revitalized and ready to tackle the exciting, new projects that await her."
It's not the first time the model has experienced mental health problems; in 2017, she opened up about her experiences with depression in an interview with Rolling Stone, claiming she had tried to kill herself multiple times.
Describing one suicide attempt in detail that took place when she was just 15, she told the magazine that she had slashed her wrist and taken 20 Motrin pills.
"It was just once that it became public," she said. "It was just self-hatred, low self-esteem, thinking that I couldn't do anything right, not thinking I was worthy of living anymore."
She continued to admit that part of her depression came from hanging out with "a lot of older people doing a lot of crazy things" when she entered a private school in the seventh grade, because she didn't fit in with kids her own age.
"I was doing a lot of things that 13-, 14-, 15-year-olds shouldn't do," she recalled. "I tried to grow up too fast, and I wasn't really that nice of a person. 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."
In addition, she spoke out about the "much older complete stranger" who sexually assaulted her when she was 14, saying: "I don’t wanna give too many details. But it was not a good experience at all, and it was really hard for me, and, at the time, I didn’t tell anybody."
In November 2018, the 20-year-old took to social media to blast "disgusting" reports that she was headed for a "mental breakdown".
A Radar article had claimed Paris had given the Jackson family cause for concern with her alleged drug use, adding that her relationship with Gabriel Glenn was a bad influence.
The model furiously denied this in a string of tweets, saying: "The @radar_online article made me nauseous. not one word in it is true. first of all i was just with my family for the holiday and everything was so amazing. secondly, gabe is my bandmate, and he’s not even in the wallflowers??? thirdly, marijuana is legal and very good for you [sic]."
Paris, we hope you feel better soon! We're all behind you.