After a life in the spotlight, the death of her famous father and her own personal struggles, Paris Jackson has opened up in a big way in a new interview. The Doctors weigh in on the 18-year-old’s recent confessional.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Paris opens up about her depression, suicide attempts, an alleged sexual assault when she was 14, how she was cyberbullied and what it was like growing up as the child of the King of Pop. Also in the candid interview, she says she believes that her father was murdered and denies that he was a child molester.
“I love how she is able, at 18 years of age, to come out now as a woman and say this is my life and this is what I want to do with my life. It’s a really cool thing,” ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says.
Paris reveals in the interview that she had dealt with multiple suicide attempts and only one of them became public. It was also revealed in the interview that she spent time at a residential therapy program.
The Doctors commend the teenager for coming forward with a difficult, yet important side of her private life.
“Paris Jackson’s story shows, if nothing else, you can get help and move on with your life,” Dr. Stork continues. “We wish nothing but the best to all of Michael’s kids.”
If you or anyone you know is contemplating suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.