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Michael Jackson's daughter has opened up about a traumatic experience which she kept secret from her family and friends.

The 18 year old aspiring actress has opened up about the traumatic experience which she kept secret from her family and friends.

Paris revealed the incident in a candid interview with the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine, saying: "I don't wanna give too many details. But it was not a good experience at all, and it was really hard for me, and, at the time, I didn't tell anybody."

Paris – who, along with her two brothers Prince, 19, and Blanket, 14, was raised solely by her father Michael Jackson until his death from acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009 – also bravely admitted that her publicly known suicide attempt at 15 was not the only time she attempted to take her own life.

The pretty blonde slashed her wrist and took 20 Motrin pills and she says the suicide attempt was caused by drug addiction and depression – a mental health problem she shared with her King of Pop dad Michael, even being prescribed the same medication he took.

Paris – who was also self-harming during that period in her life – said: "It was just self-hatred, low self-esteem, thinking that I couldn't do anything right, not thinking I was worthy of living anymore ... It was just once that it became public."

Because she had been admitted on previous occasions the staff at the hospital insisted that Paris she attend a residential therapy programme, which she credits with saving her life.

Paris, who had been home schooled by her dad Michael, also believes her struggles when she started studying at a private school contributed to her depression, but her switch to a therapeutic school in Utah for her sophomore year and half of her junior year helped her greatly.

She shared: "(I was hanging out with) a lot of older people doing a lot of crazy things. I was doing a lot of things that 13, 14, 15-year-olds shouldn't do. I tried to grow up too fast, and I wasn't really that nice of a person."

Discussing her time at the educational facility in Utah, she added: "It was great for me. I'm a completely different person. Before 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."

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