A day after Paris Jackson attempted suicide at her home in Los Angeles, a source close to the 15-year old tells People she has "been very, very depressed for a while."
The daughter of Michael Jackson slit her arm many times with a kitchen knife and also swallowed up to 20 ibuprofen tablets, according to multiple media outlets.
And these are extreme examples of the teen's recent behavior, says the magazine insider.
"She's been throwing fits and tantrums, kicking and screaming and cutting herself."
With the four-year anniversary of MJ's passing coming on June 25, the source explains that Paris "misses her father greatly" and adds:
"She was the center of Michael's world and it's all different now. She says that she is lonely and that she doesn't feel loved."
Jackson has been stabilized at a Southern California hospital and is "physically fine," an attorney for Katherine Jackson said yesterday afternoon in a statement.
One story alleges that Paris was pushed over the mental edge when she wasn't permitted to attend a Marilyn Manson concert on Tuesday.
"Some of this is normal teenager things, hormonal changes. But now it's serious," concludes People. "Paris has said that there is something missing in her life. This is a cry for help."
Let's all hope she gets it.