Why Did Paris Jackson Check Herself Into a Mental Facility?

Paris Jackson at the MTV video music awards

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Paris Jackson is taking time to prioritize her emotional health and is currently seeking treatment.

The 20-year-old model has decided that after months of traveling for work, it is time for her to take some well-needed time away from everything in order to focus on her mental health.

Paris Jackson hopes to improve her mental health

The daughter of the late icon, Michael Jackson, has decided that it would be for the best if she checked herself into a mental institution.

After battling with depression and anxiety in the past, Paris Jackson hopes that being in an institution will be better for her mental health.

According to a source, “After a busy year of work engagements that took her all over the globe, Paris decided that she needed to take some time off to reboot, realign and prioritize her physical and emotional health.”

“She checked herself into a treatment facility to aid in her wellness plan and is looking forward to coming out of this revitalized and ready to tackle the exciting new projects that await her,” the insider continued.

After this news came to light, Paris Jackson took to Instagram to explain why she is taking a mental break.

She wrote, “the media is exaggerating per usual.. yes i’ve taken a break from work and social media and my phone because it can be too much sometimes, and everyone deserves a break, but i am happy and healthy and feeling better than ever! gabriel and i have some new music we’re stoked to share with y’all! (@thesoundflowers) hope you guys’ new year started out with lots of love and light and all the things. i’ll be back soon!! xxox.”

The model has had a very tough year filled with multiple public appearances, photo shoots, the death of grandfather Joe Jackson, and starting up her music career.

Jackson has been candid about her mental health

This is not the first time Paris Jackson has sought out treatment for her mental health.

Back in 2013, Jackson was hospitalized for attempting to commit suicide at the age of 15. The model revealed that she had attempted suicide many times before by taking pills and cutting her wrists.

Paris Jackson revealed to Rolling Stone Magazine in 2017, “I was crazy. I was actually crazy. I was going through a lot of, like teen, angst. And I was also dealing with my depression and my anxiety without any help.”

Following the incident, Jackson has continued to battle with depression and anxiety but has never seen a need to seek treatment until now.

Not only was Paris Jackson dealing with depression, but she has also had to deal with the aftermath of sexual assault. Something she experienced with an older “complete stranger” when she was a teenager.

It has not been revealed how long Paris Jackson is planning on staying in the mental facility but it is expected she will take as much time as she needs to get healthy.

Jackson will continue to have the support of brothers, who she is very close with, and her very large extended family.

We wish Paris Jackson the best and hope she gets all of the emotional support she needs right now.