Paris Jackson is opening up about her struggles with self-harm and body image issues.
“Personally, there are a couple of things I would probably want to fix about myself,” she said. “I’m not even close to loving myself.”
In the second episode of the Facebook Watch series “Unfiltered: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn,” the 22-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson confronted her depression. Growing up, Jackson said she “fell into self-harm” when she gained weight following her father’s death in 2009.
“It was also a distraction from emotional pain and transferring it to physical pain. And a need for control,” she said.
The model and musician stopped taking antidepressants and other medications, which numbed both her positive and negative emotions, and explained that her depression “comes in waves.”
“Even though the lows are unbearably low, I would still rather (feel) that than nothing. Pain is way better than numb because at least you’re feeling something,” she said.