Paris Jackson is said to be doing well after her early June suicide attempt, but multiple sources say she’ll be receiving treatment in a mental health facility for months to come.
The 15-year-old has been staying at a psychiatric facility at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles for the past few weeks. A source told People “Paris will be staying at least another week, and then she’ll be going to a facility for additional care.” The facility will provide both school and therapy for Paris.
A source told E! News “She is doing a lot better, but she has a while to go.” This source also confirmed that Paris will probably be staying in a hospital or facility for several months, but suggested she may end up receiving therapy while living at her mother Debbie Rowe’s house. “She is going to have several months to be (in the hospital), or to another facility,” E!’s source says. “Or she will stay a while with Debbie and have daily sessions.”
According to People‘s source, Paris’ grandmother Katherine Jackson feels like the move to a facility away from L.A. will be good for Paris because she fears she was in the “wrong crowd.” Katherine, who has co-guardianship with Paris, is reportedly having a hard time coping. “She keeps saying she’s never had any experience of how to deal with someone in this situation.”
There’s been a lot of speculation about why Paris was in such a bad place, but there probably wasn’t a specific reason. There is so much the public does know about Paris and her family, but probably a lot we have no idea about. She’s had to deal with the death of her father at a young age, turmoil within one of the most famous families in the world over money and custody, reconnecting with her estranged mother, struggling with what she wants to do with her life creativity in the shadow of her father and his siblings, dealing with being in the public eye after being over-shielded for most of your life, going to public school for the first time. All of those things would be a lot for anyone to handle, and it’s probably just the tip of the iceberg. Hopefully she can take a rest, heal herself, and find out what she truly wants and needs.