Paris Jackson’s uncle Randy says she’s been in the hospital ‘much too long’

Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson

Michael Jackson’s youngest brother, Randy took to his Twitter account to complain about his 15-year-old niece Paris Jackson’s lengthy stay in an undisclosed psychiatric facility.

“I dont like that Paris is still in this facility. It’s not right. She’s been there much too long,” Randy tweeted on Tuesday.

“She is not psychotic. There is no reason for her to be in a psychiatric hospital this long away from her family,” Randy fumed in a series of tweets.

Paris was hospitalized in June after what celebrity website People.com called a possible suicide attempt. According to People.com, Paris “cut her wrists with a kitchen knife and took as many as 20 ibuprofen tablets.”

Paparazzi photos taken of Paris prior to the incident shows superficial scars on her arms that are consistent with Cutting, a severe psychological disorder that requires longterm intensive psychiatric care.

Clearly he doesn’t understand the complexities of treating a teenager diagnosed with cutting and self-injury behavior.

Most black families don’t understand cutting disorder. They think the teenager is cutting herself for attention. When in fact the cutting is a cry for help. The pain that the the teen feels inside can only be eased by cutting themselves. Black families rarely seek psychological help for their teens who display this behavior. The cutting behavior is allowed to continue untreated until the behavior escalates and the teen commits suicide.

According to WebMD, cutting is not a suicide attempt, though it may look and seem that way. Cutting is a self-injury behavior that mimics cocaine and other drugs that release endorphins (similar to dopamine) to create a pleasurable feeling.

Over time, the cutting typically escalates — occurring more often, with more and more cuts each time, David Rosen, MD, MPH tells WebMD. Just like a drug, more cutting is required to feel the same effect.

Cutting typically begins at age 14. But the disorder has been observed in children as young as 10.

Psychotherapy should be the first step in treatment, says Wendy Lader, PhD, clinical director for SAFE Alternatives. However, the girl or boy must be ready for treatment, says Rosen.

The SAFE web site has a list of doctors who have been to her lectures, who want to work with self-injurers. With other therapists, ask if they have any expertise in working with self-injurers. “Some therapists have a fear reaction to it. The therapist needs to be comfortable with it,” she advises.



 


  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPgpRw9tiuM bnatural

    :angry: SHUT UP RANDY!!!! She needs to stay in there as long as possible! The girl tried to kill herself!!!!

    As if being around that family is any help for her!

    Randy have a SEAT sir!

  • lexdiamonz

    what the checks stopped coming in Randy

    :coffee:

  • Smonae

    Good Morning Sandra :)

    I think they should keep their family issues private, why did he tweet that :facepalm:

  • Daisy

    I thought she had been released. Bless her heart :prays:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    Dear Randy, Sir, this young woman has had her father pass away, has laready led a bit of an abnormal live, and tried to kill herself. I don’t think her being there with doctors and people who can help her is a bad thing. Me personally, I think you and your brothers and sisters might want to do the same. Because yall are a whole bunch of weird-o’s. Maybe if you spent more time trying to make your own money and finding a real job, you would not have this much time to tweet and be all in someone elses business. IJS. God Bless.

  • Who Dat

    Randy don’t you have some “nephew-sons” you need to be worrying about?

  • Smonae

    “nephew-sons” :ha:

  • iyonah

    Good write up Sandra. I’ve spoken with many cutters over the years, and it’s been explained as a way to feel (lots of pain in those lives). I definitely hope and pray her mental health is improving. All the kids experienced a traumatic event in the way Michael passed. It is understandably very tough.

  • A.J.

    :dead: @ Who Dat. Go head on now!

  • Anna

    I thought they were keeping her in there, to shield her from the media(trial).

  • MSVALLDAY

    Randy don’t you have a job interview you need to be on!!!

  • Jdore

    Why do people always put private matters on social media :smack:

    GM Roses! :waves:

  • goat76

    Damn!! Y’all naggras just leave me downstairs talking to myself. Phunk all y’all!!

  • http://pinterest.com/stilettosoulja Shuga Honey

    MSVALLDAY says:

    Randy don’t you have a job interview you need to be on!!!

    :lol: at that and nephew-sons.

    seriously tho. get you some business, Randy.

  • flsun99

    Mental illness is real!! We (Black Folks) can’t ignore the signs. We can’t put folks in the back room of the house anymore and say that Uncle Cleophus or Aunt Ruby is special, but the Lord is going take care of them. We have to get people the help they need. Randy needs to take a few seats somewhere and let this girl get the helps she needs. With every illness there are always warning signs before something completely gets bad. Paris gave them warnings and I’m glad someone took heed and placed her in a facility equipped to help her get back on track.

  • Miany

    :waves: Good Morning Jdore, MsVa, Anna, A.J., iyona, Smonae, WhoDat, Nakeya, lex, Daisy, bnatural
    I hope Paris is ok.
    I’m sleepy… I went out for drinks last night… trust and believe I had no business goin out knowin my azz had to be here at 7 :yawn:

  • A.J.

    A.J. says:

    This rain is no joke, feels like I’m in Seattle.
    —————-
    It’s been like that here(Montgomery) the whole summer. Just had a lil break the last couple of days.

    Your in the south, right?
    ______________________
    My bad Goat. Georgia and agreed it’s been raining all summer long which I’m cool with because it hasn’t been extremely hot.

  • http://www.ashland86.com TheRealAshland

    Randy’s hand is shaped so oddly is he a water head would explain all his dumb arse antics

  • https://www.facebook.com/ChanAndACamera ChanAintShyt

    She still wanna go to that concert.

  • A.J.

    Miany how are you?

  • Gigi26

    Randy needs to shut his ninja turtle looking ass up. Fukk you tweeting about that for, nigga you had kids by the same woman ya bro did.

    Worry about that whore. And leave Paris to be taken care of.

    Ole broke ass ninja turtle head.

  • A.J.

    :yes @ #19. Sup Chan!

  • Who Dat

    Aint your brother also you kids stepfather?

    Have a seat Steven Randall.

  • BrownskinQT

    The Jackson Family needs to have their twitter accounts revoked. That girl has mental issues and needs to stay in there until she is well. Mental illness is nothing to play with. :rofl: @ Kdubb with “nephew-sons”

  • FuturedocDonte

    :shocked: she still in the hospital

  • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

    I’m inclined to believe him. Of course I don’t have all the ins and outs of the situation, but from what we have been allowed to see Paris has behavioral issues not a mental health problem. Her suicide attempt was not serious and it was in response to her not being allowed to do something she wanted to do. You don’t do a little slice in your arm and take a bunch of Tylenol if you really want to die. I don’t get why she has been in a mental hospital this long if that is where she is.

  • Miany

    :lol: Yall tryna make Randy shut his whole twitter account down..
    @A.J. Good, no complaints. Just tryna make it through this shift. How are you?
    :hi: flsun, Shuga Honey, Goat, Gigi, Chan, Ashland

  • BrownskinQT

    Randy needs to shut his ninja turtle looking ass up
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    :ghost:

  • Jdore

    :hi: Morning Miany, A.J. WhoDat, Smonae, and Auntie

  • anw_rootbeer

    When will people, especially grown people learn to keep they’re behinds off of social networks saying any & everything that comes to mind!

  • https://www.facebook.com/ChanAndACamera ChanAintShyt

    Whatup @ A.J.

    What these Jacksons need to is put Jermaine in a ward for his choice of hair pomade.

  • A.J.

    @A.J. Good, no complaints. Just tryna make it through this shift. How are you?<<-aint got no worries.

  • anw_rootbeer

    Who Dat says:

    Aint your brother also you kids stepfather?

    Have a seat Steven Randall
    ——————————
    :crying:

  • Who Dat

    Actually Randy fawk’d her first. So not his fault Jermaine married her.

    Those kids named JuwannaMan and Jumanji the ones Jermaine had with her right?

  • A.J.

    What these Jacksons need to is put Jermaine in a ward for his choice of shoe and tire shine.
    ^^^fixed that for ya. :tea:

  • A.J.

    Morning Jdore!

  • A.J.

    Those kids named JuwannaMan and Jumanji the ones Jermaine had with her right?
    _________
    :rofl: i can not.

  • Who Dat

    What these Jacksons need to is put Jermaine in a ward for his choice of hair pomade.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Walking around looking like a black Ken doll in the face and by the head. I am unable to with this dys-dayum-functional arse family. For YEARS.

    Hey folks who spoke to me :wave:

  • https://www.facebook.com/ChanAndACamera ChanAintShyt

    What up @ Dub!

  • Ty

    Who da hell is he to say she needs to leave :chase: She needs to stay there as long as needed.

    Here Randy take this WD40 and go oil Jermaine’s scalp :coffee:

    Morning Roses & Thorns :wave:

  • Ty

    Who Dat says:

    Randy don’t you have some “nephew-sons” you need to be worrying about?
    ___________
    :dead: :casket:

  • A.J.

    :newpost: Goat no man left behind! #helpful

  • Smonae

    Mainy :hugs:
    Gm everyone :waves:
    AJ
    Kdub
    Bnatural
    Lexi
    Puppylove
    Jdore
    Chan
    Brown
    Nakeya
    Daisy
    Iyonah
    ANW
    Bird
    Doc
    Gigi
    Ashland
    Goat
    Shuga
    Flsun99
    MSVAL
    Anna
    Ty

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Randy shut yo dog arse up because you don’t care. You need more people. It ain’t like Paris is going to come live with you and make you relevant. How about you drink some of that coal oil grease Jermaine uses in his hair and kill the last 13 brain cells you got left cause you sound foolish
    :no:

  • Ty

    Smonae :happy:

  • goat76

    A.J. says:

    A.J. says:
    This rain is no joke, feels like I’m in Seattle.
    —————-
    It’s been like that here(Montgomery) the whole summer. Just had a lil break the last couple of days.
    Your in the south, right?
    ______________________
    My bad Goat. Georgia and agreed it’s been raining all summer long which I’m cool with because it hasn’t been extremely hot
    —————
    That’s the blessing, I don’t think we reached a 100 degrees this summer. But that rain makes everything grow, grass and mosquitoes.

  • Who Dat

    Nothing @Chan

    How folks is ta’day?

    Our office is moving…literally across the street. I aint lying. Same office park. Walking distance. And they putting us through all these daggone changes b/c of it. I got vacay time sked :yawn: I aint got time for whatever it is yall tryna do. Call me when yall set my cube back up.

  • GAGIRL87

    Hey everybody :hi:

  • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Who Dat says:

    Those kids named JuwannaMan and Jumanji the ones Jermaine had with her right?
    ****************************

    Get it right gal. It’s JerMAJESTY and Jumanji. One should never forget JerMAJESTY. He a royal.

  • GAGIRL87

    Smonae :kiss:

  • forgetme

    Question: In the picture above, is blanket holding a Michael Jackson doll with no shirt on???

  • http://pinterest.com/stilettosoulja Shuga Honey

    she probably doesnt want to go home.

    black ppl need to stop trying to put “tussin” on everything and let the professionals handle certain things.

  • GAGIRL87

    Get it right gal. It’s JerMAJESTY and Jumanji. One should never forget JerMAJESTY. He a royal.
    ____________________________________________________________________

    :ghost: hey Bird :hug:

  • Ty

    U aint lying Goat. I’ve seen a new breed of pest (especially lizards) with all this water :smack: My granny told me to put lye around the outside of the house but Home Depot doesn’t carry it.

    Now where da hell am I supposed to get some lye :waiting:

  • LuvMySailor

    ChanAintShyt says:

    Whatup @ A.J.

    What these Jacksons need to is put Jermaine in a ward for his choice of hair pomade.
    ————————————————
    :rofl:

    Really I can’t stand Jermain’s opportunistic arse. He was talking to Matt Laurer the day after Michael died saying he was Michael’s “rock”. Sorry that was Janet.

  • GAGIRL87

    Miany, Taken, Who Dat, AJ, Goat, Ty :hug:

  • Ty

    @ GA :hug:

    :dead: @ Bird

  • GAGIRL87

    A special :kiss: for Chan :wink:

  • Starr

    I’m beginning to come around to the idea, that those kids may be better off with Debbie. Cutting is very serious, and its obvious he has no understanding of the seriousness at all.

  • flsun99

    Morning Smonae and everyone!!

  • nybrn2

    Cutting and ingesting pills are a serious cry for help!! Let Paris stay there as long as she needs to!!