Two nights ago, Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris Jackson was rushed to the hospital after she attempted to commit suicide.
She reportedly cut herself with a meat cleaver, overdosed on Motrin, left a suicide note and called a suicide hotline.
Some outlets are saying that this was a cry for help, specifically because it’s nearly impossible to OD on Motrin, but Harvard psychiatrist Helen M. Farrell (who has NOT treated Paris personally) thinks Paris’ suicide attempt was much more than an attention-seeking stunt.
“The more violent the attempt, the more likely it is to succeed. Cutting with a meat cleaver is definitely considered a violent attempt and these are often correlated with a high fatality rate,” Helen tells Hollyscoop, “In addition, leaving a suicide note tells us that this was not an impulsive act, but rather a well thought out and deliberate plan, making it all the more serious and likely to succeed.”
The suicide note has not been released, so it’s uncertain what Paris’ frame of mind might have been when she attempted to kill herself.
Those that claim that Paris’ act was a cry for help are citing the fact that she called a suicide hotline. The reasoning being that she called the hotline because she wanted to make sure an ambulance showed up in time. Also, individuals who call suicide hotlines are seeking help.