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Paris Jackson's Attempted Suicide: Don't Jump To The 'She Only Wants Attention' Conclusion

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As a source of news, we have the responsibility to take serious situations seriously, and that includes never downplaying something as scary as a suicide attempt as just a call for attention. Some sources, however, have no problem making it seem this way.

Their proof? An anonymous source saying that cops don't think Paris Jackson wanted to die, who goes on to call her a teen who's just 'into drama.' ARE YOU KIDDING US?

Here's what they said:

"She wanted attention. It makes no sense if you really want to die to call a hotline, where the person on the other end will get an ambulance over to your house."

So because she called a suicide hotline — just like people with real suicidal thoughts are urged to do so their lives can be saved — that means she only wanted attention? Does anyone else see how awful that sounds?

What message is this sending to people who can be helped by those hotlines??

Another source continued:

"Who takes Motrin to kill themselves? She called the suicide hotline because she wanted the attention and wanted to make sure EMTs got there in time."

Everyone is way off base here. We should be looking at the fact that because she called the hotline, she was saved… and that's a GOOD DAMN THING! That's not an excuse to brush off the seriousness of her issues!

Depression is not something to push aside, and when someone goes so far as to cut themselves with a meat clever and take a load of pills, you bet your asses we're going to take it seriously and get them the help they need — not just sit here and chalk it up to being a dramatic teenager.

Paris is a smart young girl, and she's been dealt a hard childhood. Let's lift her up instead of being part of the problem!

Remember Perezcious readers, if you're ever feeling emotional distress, you can always hit up the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433. Nobody in their right mind is going to think you're doing it just for attention!

Or visit their website here.

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34 comments to “Paris Jackson's Attempted Suicide: Don't Jump To The 'She Only Wants Attention' Conclusion”

  1. 1

    You are exactly right this time. The poor girl. I feel for her. And you can kill yourself with pills. i has a friend in HS who overdosed, on purpose, tylonal and she wasn't found until it was to late.

  2. 2

    People who are really serious about killing themselves don't call a hotline. That hotline is for attention-seekers and people who want to be begged not to jump off the cliff. I can't stand attention whores, especially in this day and age. With the Kartrashians, it's totally lost it's luster.

  3. 3

    Re: pollopicu – The hotline is also for people who feel despair (for whatever reason) and don't know how to deal with it. If she did it for attention, or if she is seriously suicidal - either way, she needs some help, and hopefully she will get it. Or maybe her Grandmother will rent her out to Oprah again and make some cash from this.

  4. a says – reply to this


    Reaching out to a suicide hotline isn't attention seeking, it's called REACHING OUT FOR HELP. She KNEW she needed help.

  5. Esther says – reply to this


    Thank you for saying that. I had a friend who was suicidal. At its worst he explained to me that he did not want to die. He just wanted the (emotional) pain to stop. He was willing to take his life to make the pain stop. Any suicide attempt is serious. We have to have compassion for this young woman and pray she gets the help she needs. Also, thank you for continuing to post the phone number for the National Suicide Hotline. You may be saving many lives.

  6. 6

    Exactly! My sister did the same when she was the same age. She was the one in the middle. Psychologically.. kids from the middle.. usually seek attention, and more because they are so dramatic. The ones in the middle tend to do this kind of things as the oldest sibbling seems to keep it together (like i did, and i was praised in our teens) and the little one is the "angel" (like my brother) so middle kids usually dont make the cut in the family. So is what our psychologist said. Everyone tends to make drama no matter who. But middles are more difficult. everyone if commit suicide is tend to be successful if ONE really wants to die. No matter of first, middle or last kid is. My sister did exactly the same. If someone is going to commit suicide they can write a letter, and get killed. But never call someone for help. SHE WAS ONLY LOOKING FOR ATTENTION. Now she regrets that she was so dramatic, and that she was only mad at me that i was apparently successful to keep thigns together, and my brother was the little angel. (BTW sometimes having the responsability of being the oldest.. sometimes i really wanted to die….) Now we three are in our 30s, and life doesnt seem so dramatic than we were having kids… since the moment you are born, you are prone to have problems in your life. So suicide is not the answer! Living life is what defines you. life is easy…

  7. JBBieber says – reply to this


    Oh, Perez, stop pretending you're a source of news. You're a source of pictures of famous people, and a place where you can ridicule people in the media, while you act holier-than-thou.

    It's pathetic.

  8. Lebrat says – reply to this


    I don't understand some of you. This 15 year old girl obviously has depression problems. That is serious. I can't understand why a 15 year old with so much life to live would want to do this, but she does need help. And yes, Perez posted some not so nice things about Michael years back, but people grow and change. Thankfully Perez seems to have matured since those early days so I applaud him for not making light of Paris' situation!

  9. 9

    Thank you for addressing that awful story. It's not about wanting attention, maybe she needed it. How about she was in so much pain and despair she called because she wanted to find someone to help her deal with it. Its not as simple as "i want to die", it could be about "what do i do to make this pain go away".. Whatever the reason, it is never ok to downplay or judge a suicide attempt.

  10. justconcerned says – reply to this


    Re: pollopicu – So, what's the hotline for then? Your basically telling anyone who is reading this and could possibly have suicidal thoughts that if they call the hotline they are attention whores. That is really responsible of you to say! OBVIOUSLY the poor girl has gone through a lot more than most kids her age. It sounds to me like she needs help. Comments like yours are part of the problem in today's society. So frustrating!

  11. lex says – reply to this


    Re: pollopicu – well did it ever occur to you that maybe she had every intention to kill herself and then, being human, was scared that maybe that's not what she wanted…I'm assuming people who have tried committing suicide aren't 100% there in the moment. You are an insensitive bitch.

  12. 12

    Re: pollopicu – Umm no. The hotline is for people who want help and are lost. You're basically saying that the suicide hotline is BS and if people really wanted to kill themselves they'd kill themselves the proper way. WTF!?!

  13. Michelle says – reply to this


    Re: Team Amanda – Don;'t you have better things to do you psycho? if you hate the site - stop going on it ever day to comment hate. youre annoying and no one cares.

  14. karen says – reply to this


    Re: a – amen - well said. people are insane with thinking otherwise.

  15. 15

    Paris dying would just give the jacksons some more money to fight over.

  16. DULCE says – reply to this


    I SOO AGREED WITH YOU PEREZ PPL ARE SOO MEAN AND BITTER.. THEY DONT KNOW WHAT SHES BEING THRU. OR HOw shes feeling! she lost his father not just a random person! people are soo insensble and evil..

  17. 17

    But if you change you're mind and you get scared, just dont kill yourself, why call a hotline? I just dont get it. For help when you're desperate, yet, but then it shouldn't be called the suicide hotline.

  18. Matt says – reply to this


    Re: pollopicu – then why have the hotline if you're going to be criticized for using it? You make me sick.

  19. SusannahS says – reply to this


    Thank you, Perez, for being a voice of reason in this sad, sad story. I am so upset at how other sources have been presenting this story.
    When all is said and done, this is a 15 year old who lost her father, has been at the center of a family and financial tug-of-war, and is now expected to testify in court about events surrounding her father's death. I am so sorry that she felt so overwhelmed.

  20. guest says – reply to this


    Thank you for pointing this out. I read the same on another source and I thought it was so irresponsible. We don't want to be discouraging people from calling the hotline. Additionally, too much Motrin can kill you. At the least, it can cause serious damage to your body. But, it also thins the blood and that may have been the point since she cut herself. Thank you, Perez, for not belittling this act. All my prayers to Paris.

  21. 21

    She didn't want attention but she was reaching out for help which shows she did not want to die (which is a good thing). If you want to die, you don't call a hotline.

  22. @v@ says – reply to this


    Attention? No. It's a cry for help. I'm pretty sure her grandma loves her, but it's likely no
    picnic being raised by someone who's 83 years old. I was glad to see her visit her mom for that reason.

  23. Weffie says – reply to this


    Thank you for your words of encouragement. Could it be she heard her father's voice and decided that her life was important?

  24. 24

    Re: pollopicu – I agree 100%!

  25. Suzanne says – reply to this


    YOu are indeed, absolutely correct! Geez, what ignorance- I'm so upset, I'll refrain from saying anymore. God bless and be strong, Paris. We love you.

  26. 26

    Attempting suicide only proves one or two things. 1) she did it for attention and didn't want to die or #2) She's an epic failure at life, how hard is it to actually succeed at killing yourself? Not difficult. If you fail at that, you're a pretty big screwup.

  27. 27

    There are wayyyyy to many healthcare workers that feel that way. And I know, I'm a health care worker.
    But you are right Perez. Front line workers can get burnt out quickly seeing that side of life too much, but then they need to change jobs.

  28. VK says – reply to this


    To anyone that thinks she's doing this for attention: YOU ARE IDIOTS!!! Just because you had a great childhood/adulthood with no reason to be depressed doesn't mean that other people don't deal with these issues on a day-to-day basis. You have no idea what's going on in their lives to cause them to feel the way they do, so don't assume it's for attention. They could actually have a serious problem and NEED HELP AND SUPPORT. Not people jumping to conclusions. And before you throw out that we know what's going on in the lives of famous people, no, we really don't. We only know what the tabloids tell us and even those may not be true. Also, saying that someone is trying to commit suicide for attention or isn't really depressed is like saying that all those military people suffering from PTSD, don't really have it. Just throwing that out there.

  29. Chris-Tal says – reply to this


    I love you Perez! Thank you for this article ♥

  30. 30

    Re: pollopicu – I cannot believe what you have written! Haven't you even thought for one second that a phone call to the Hotline could have been her last resort phone call and when she felt she didn't get the help she needed she resorted to the suicide attempt? Why have a hotline out there if it's not meant for someone to reach out to them??? It's no different if she had gone to a family member, friend, pastor or counselor for help, but didn't get the answers she needed so she made a suicide attempt. People also cut themselves in order to forget the mental anguish they're going through. It makes them think about that instead of their mental pain. Don't sit in judgment of someone you obviously know nothing about. I hate it when people sit on their computers all day long and pass judgment on people when they have no clue what they're talking about. And what do the Kardashians have anything to do with Paris Jackson and this story? I do not understand any connection there at all. Oh and aren't 'you' an attention whore when you sit in front of your computer and make comments on websites and judge people??? "Judge not that ye be not judged." ~ Matthew 1:7

  31. 31

    Re: pollopicu – Correction: Judge not that ye be not judged." ~ Matthew *7:1*

  32. Silvia says – reply to this


    Re: Team Amanda – Amen for that! I am so tired of people getting self-righteous overnight and pretending that they give 2 f#$cks when instead they only care about more fame, more clicks and more money! People who bashed in Michael Jackson and made this girl's life miserable have no right to speak about her right now. I love Michael and his children with all my heart and when I see these people suddenly caring and acting like they give a damn, it makes my blood boil. Thanks for stating the obvious!

  33. christine brincat says – reply to this


    when someone tries to commits suicide its not a situation to be taken lightly.there is a time after you swallow pills or cut yourself when you become aware of what your doing is very serious and you become very afraid.and the pain is immense .you become afraid of dying too.you are very lucky if you have called for help,cause soon after you become unconsious .so whatever the reason paris did it cause she needs help.some people just hated mj ,and its being passed on his children.and whatever they do these haters will alway condem it.better if the haters try to find peace with themselves case they are filled up with envy towards others.

  34. laura says – reply to this


    I tried killing myself and called the hotline, I was so afraid and so alone. I wasnt seeking attention I just wanted someone to tell me everything would be ok. I was so scared, after I had taken the pills I thought about my mother and my brother, how I couldnt just leave them.. its scaring being so sad that death is your only option so dont always assume. Its ohkay to feel regret.