Paris Jackson has been rushed to hospital after an apparent suicide attempt following a battle with depression.
“Paris has been very, very depressed for a while,” a source close to the Jackson family told People magazine. She's been throwing fits and tantrums, kicking and screaming and cutting herself.
Paris, 15, attempted to cut her wrists with a kitchen knife and took around 20 ibuprofen tablets. Sandra Ribera, an attorney for Paris’s grandmother and legal guardian, Katherine Jackson, has confirmed that the teenager is now stabilised at a Southern California hospital and is "physically fine".
“She misses her father greatly," the source said.
"She was the centre of Michael's world and it's all different now. She says that she is lonely and that she doesn't feel loved."
Paris has recently tried to reconnect with her mother, Debbie Rowe, a decision her grandmother is said to be supportive of.
“Some of this is normal teenager things, hormonal changes. But now it's serious," the source said.
“Paris has said that there is something missing in her life. This is a cry for help.”
The source added that Paris has felt pressures to start a career and has signed with a manager. She has been flooded with offers to work but hasn't wanted to commit.
Support is available for anyone who may be distressed by calling Lifeline, 131 114; Mensline, 1300 789 978; or Kids Helpline, 1800 551 800.