Paris Jackson ‘Safe And Doing Fine’ Following Suicide Attempt
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Paris Jackson continued to recover Thursday at an undisclosed Los Angeles-area location following a suicide attempt a day prior.
Jackson, 15, was taken to Children’s Hospital Wednesday after she attempted to take her own life, Entertainment Tonight reported.
Sheriff’s deputies and paramedics responded to a report at 1:27 a.m. of a possible overdose in the 25000 block of Prado De La Felicidad in Calabasas, according to Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Scott Miller.
Audio of the 911 dispatch recordings also revealed the teen cut her arm with a kitchen knife in the suicide attempt, ET reported.
Jackson, who attends Harvard Westlake, was taken out of the residence on a stretcher at around 2:00 a.m, according to TMZ.
Los Angeles County officials declined to confirm the age, sex or identity of the patient who was transported.
Debbie Rowe, Jackson’s mother, confirmed to Entertainment Tonight the incident was a suicide attempt. Rowe reportedly told ET Jackson had “a lot going on.”
A source close to the Jackson family told ET that the reason the 15-year-old tried to commit suicide because she was upset that she was not allowed to go to rock musician Marilyn Manson’s concert.
She later posted the following on Twitter:
Marilyn Manson is set to be at the Gibson Amphitheatre Thursday.
Jackson continued to post a series of cryptic messages on Twitter over the course of several hours on Tuesday, including one tweet quoting The Beatles’ song “Yesterday”.
The four year anniversary of her father’s death will also take place on June 25.
“Being a sensitive 15-year-old is difficult no matter who you are. It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you. Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention. Please respect her privacy and the family’s privacy,” Katherine Jackson said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight Wednesday.
Paris’ uncles — Jackie, Marlon and Tito Jackson — echoed the sentiment.
“Thank you for the outpouring of concern and support for Paris. She is safe and doing fine. We truly appreciate you respecting our family’s privacy at this time,” they said in a statement.
Authorities believe the incident was a cry for help, rather than a suicide attempt because Jackson called a suicide hotline herself, TMZ’s Harvey Levin told KNX 1070.
The Jackson family was not in court Wednesday for the lawsuit involving the death of Michael Jackson against AEG after news of Paris’ suicide attempt broke.The 15-year-old is scheduled to be called as a witness in the case.
There are several suicide hotlines servicing the Southern California area. Each service is toll free and accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
National Hopeline Network
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Crisis intervention & suicide prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth
Vet2Vet Veteran’s Crisis Hotline
LOS ANGELES COUNTY:
Department of Mental Health
Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center
Suicide Prevention Center
California Youth Crisis Line
For Ages 12-24 – All Youth Issues
Department of Mental Health
Volunteer Center of Riverside
Crystal Cathedral New Hope Telephone Counseling Center
Crisis Team – Suicide/Crisis Line