Paris Jackson


Paris Jackson is on the mend, albeit slowly.

"She is getting better, but this is going to be a long road," a source close to the situation tells E! News. "She is still doing therapy and on medication. It is a long process, but she is doing well."

The 15-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson has been hospitalized since June 5 following a suicide attempt.

Regarding reports that Paris has been turned down by a treatment facility in Utah, our source says it is only "kind of true."

"I never heard anything about a rejection. There wasn't a rejection," insists the source. "There were concerns of logistics, about bodyguards and the privacy of the other patients."

The rehab place in Utah was apparently a treatment facility combined with a boarding-type school.

But the main reason Paris isn't going there is because of distance.

"It would make it hard for her brothers and family to see her since she would have been so far away," the source says. "Other concerns included the curriculum of the school, but the biggest was the distance. [Paris' grandmother] Katherine [Jackson] wants to see her and she is in her 80s and she doesn't fly."

But it looks as if Paris' mom Debbie Rowe, who has been busy researching facilities, may have found a place.

"It is in-state," notes the source. "But no specific date has been set for the move."

Meanwhile, Rowe continues to visit her daughter at the hospital every day.

"Debbie is spending the most time with her," the source says.

On Saturday, Rowe tweeted the following on behalf of Paris: "My daughter has asked that I extend a huge thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers and support. She is strong like her father."

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