The insider said that it made no sense that a person would call a hotline if they really wanted to die.
The 15-year-old had been rushed to hospital on Wednesday morning after attempting to commit suicide.
Although Los Angeles law enforcement has classified it as a suicide attempt, info being gathered suggested that Paris’ behaviour was a cry for help.
A source told Stuff.co.nz that Paris wanted attention and her calling a suicide hotline is compelling evidence that she wanted to be saved.
And when emergency services arrived, she is believed to have been conscious and reportedly didn’t argue or struggle when she was placed on a stretcher and taken to a Southern California hospital.
Another report had suggested that her family has been worried about her behaviour for more than 6 months.
A source said that Paris has been exhibiting mood swings and people close to her believe that she may be suffering from bipolar disorder.