"She is doing much better. The whole experience scared the hell out of her," the source says. "If it's possible that there is one, then this is the silver lining that has come out of this horrible situation. She now knows she has got to concentrate on looking after herself."
E! News has confirmed that Michael Jackson's 15-year-old daughter was transferred Sunday evening to UCLA Medical Center from a local hospital near the Jackson family's Calabasas, Calif., home, where she was originally taken and placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold. That hold ended yesterday.
News of her transfer comes after Judge Mitchell Beckloff ordered an investigation on Friday into Paris' custody status given news of her alleged attempted suicide. The judge's action is standard protocol as it's aimed at protecting the safety of minors in such cases.
But our source says Paris is just now starting to grapple with her situation.
"She knows she has some big decisions to make. And she knows she needs to get better and start thinking straight," adds the source. "Paris and the whole family are working out how they can move forward from this. Clearly there are some big issues that need to be sorted. Paris knows that she has a lot of work to do, she is the person that needs to deal with the issues she is personally facing."
According to the insider, she's got support from "a lot of people around her who love her and want her to get better" and are "working toward the same goal."
"It's sad because schools is out this week and it's something Paris was very much looking forward to and now she is not able to enjoy it," the source continues.
So far, no word on how the investigation into her welfare is going. The source could not detail the exact nature of her injuries and did not know when she'll be leaving the hospital.
—Additional reporting by Marcus Mulick
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).