Singer, former Sway House member publicly addresses mental health struggles in Instagram post: 'i really did not want to talk about this'

Editor’s note: This article contains mentions of suicide or suicidal ideation. Please take care while reading, and note the helpful resources at the end of this story.

TikTok personality Jaden Hossler — professionally known as Jxdn — shared an Instagram post on June 4 about his recent mental health struggles, telling his millions of followers he wanted to be “open and vulnerable.”

“i really did not want to talk about this online, but i have realized that that is me holding onto my ego,” the 22-year-old musician wrote. “this past year has been by far the hardest time in my life. … i’m taking time away to seek treatment to finally and hopefully get my mental health to where it needs to be.”

Hossler went on to say that he felt as though he’d “hit a wall” physically and mentally.

“i am sharing this with the purpose of keeping you updated and not confused with my absence,” he continued. “i want to inspire people to get the help they truly deserve.”

Hossler has been open about his mental health struggles in the past. In a 2020 interview with Forbes, he opened up about connecting with Travis Barker, who would go on to sign Hossler to his label DTA Records, about depression and surviving near-death experiences.

“My senior year a situation happened with a very close person in my life that drove me to the darkest depression I’ve ever had in my life,” Hossler told the publication, referring to his time at school in Tennessee before he moved to Los Angeles. “I didn’t go to school for like four months. I didn’t even really leave my room. I lost like 20, 25 pounds, tried to commit suicide like twice. I really just didn’t have any grasp at life.”

Hossler found success in 2019 on TikTok and eventually joined Los Angeles-based collective the Sway House, which included other young up-and-coming TikTok stars Josh Richards, Griffin Johnson, Bryce Hall, Noah Beck, Blake Gray, Anthony Reeves, Kio Cyr and Quinton Griggs. The house officially shut down in February 2021, although Hossler left in May 2020.

Part of Hossler’s recent Instagram post mentioned his upcoming song “Elevated Heartbreak,” which is still being released on June 8 by his team.

“this song is a form of therapy in itself,” he wrote. “i hope you can find a connection to it, as i made it with this purpose.”

In June 2022, Hossler released two songs in honor of losing his best friend, Cooper Noriega, who died at 19 from an accidental drug overdose.

“It felt like everything just stopped for me, and even to this day it still feels that way,” Hossler told Billboard at the time. “I felt like I couldn’t do anything, couldn’t go anywhere, and I didn’t really have any words to say. I was getting really frustrated. I didn’t know what to do.”

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988. You can also connect with a Crisis Text Line counselor at no charge by texting the word “HOME” to 741741. Visit the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline to learn more about the warning signs of suicidal ideation and check out the Jed Foundation’s online Mental Health Resource Center.

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