Michael Jackson’s daughter appeared in the latest episode of Red Table Talk, where she got candid about her mental health , her coming out and more! See what Paris Jackson had to say!
While chatting with Willow Smith, the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Paris talked about a very dark time in her life where she even tried to take her own life several times!
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Plus, she also revealed what it was that helped her change that mindset and be a completely different person today.
Apart from that, Paris also talked about being part of a “very religious” family and coming out to them.
“A lot of people regret trying to kill themselves. There have been times when I did [regret it] and times when I didn’t do it, where I was upset, it didn’t work. But now, several years later, I can say that I’m very grateful that wasn’t the case. Things have gotten better. It was very difficult and people told me every day to kill myself. And I was depressed,” Paris told Willow during their one-on-one meeting.
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She went on to say that with each failed attempt to take her own life, she realized more and more that it “wasn’t meant to be!”
“Like, ‘OK, I’ve tried and tried and tried, and it just doesn’t work. Maybe it’s just not my time, and that sucks.”
In the meantime, she has discovered ways to cope and that has brought her joy and improved her mental health.
She said that during a “very rough night” some old memories came back to her and she decided to pray as a coping mechanism.
She then said affirmations in the mirror for about 10 minutes, which really helped, as she said they “recognized” because of them. [herself] for the first time in 10 years.’
Speaking of praying, Jackson also talked about going to her religious family, and Willow shared that when it comes to her relationship with the rest, “I’m still a little behind.”
“But I’ve come to a point where I respect and love them. I respect their faith. I respect their religion.’