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She still has a long road ahead of her, but Paris Jackson’s days are unquestionably brighter now than they were a year ago when she tried to take her life.

The 16-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson, who attempted suicide one year ago this week, is "doing real well," according to a close source.

Paris Jackson: Doing Well

Currently attending boarding school in Utah, Paris "is doing a lot better. She is getting back to normal. I think she has made quite a bit of progress."

The insider shares that Paris stays in touch with her old friends from out of state, but has made new friends too and is in the right place right now:

"Utah has been exactly what she needed to get better. She is in a much better place than a year ago. It’s just a matter of time before she comes home."


"There have been discussions on when she could come back, some say as early as this summer or later this year, but everyone wants to make sure she is ready."

That, as the insider summed up well, "can be an evolving situation."

On June 5, 2013, a Jackson family source shockingly confirmed that "Paris Jackson attempted suicide this morning. She’s been dealing with depression."

Paris was released for Christmas break to join her family, but that remains a complicated situation as well, with mom Debbie Rowe fighting for custody.

We wish her nothing but the best in her continued recovery.