Frankie Jonas spent ‘many years’ dealing with suicidal thoughts before seeking treatment for drug and alcohol addiction
- TRIGGER WARNING: Story contains detail about suicidal ideations
- Frankie, 20, is the younger brother of Kevin, Nick and Joe Jonas
- Jonas said his life was saved after seeking treatment for substance abuse
- The New Jersey native is currently attending Columbia University
Frankie Jonas said that he dealt with suicidal thoughts until he sought treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.
Jonas, the 20-year-old younger brother of Kevin, Nick and Joe Jonas, opened up about his personal journey in a TikTok clip Monday.
‘From a very young age, I struggled with drinking and drugging as an escape because I hated life and I didn’t wanna be here,’ Frankie said, prefacing his revelation in saying, ‘This is by no means the eloquent explanation I hope to one day give on a much more serious mode than this.’
The latest: Frankie Jonas, 20, said that he dealt with suicidal thoughts until he sought treatment for drug and alcohol addiction in a TikTok clip Monday
The New Jersey native, who is currently attending Columbia University, said that ‘after many years of trying to kill myself accidentally,’ he ‘came to a point where I was gonna do it for real, and something intervened.’
Jonas said his life was saved after seeking treatment for substance abuse, as he’s since been sober for a year and a half.
‘I couldn’t be more grateful for the fact that I’m alive today because my world has changed so beautifully and so astronomically, and I’m not that person anymore,’ he said. ‘I couldn’t be more grateful that I’m alive and happy today.’
Frankie, who is nicknamed Bonus Jonas, earlier this month explained how his personal issues made for ‘one of the biggest blessings and most incredible and hardest journeys of my life,’ encouraging his followers to seek available resources for treatment if they are looking to clean up.
Opening up: The younger brother of Kevin, Nick and Joe Jonas opened up about his personal journey
On his grind: The New Jersey native is currently attending Columbia University
Gratitude: Jonas said, ‘I couldn’t be more grateful that I’m alive and happy today’
‘The first step is acceptance; and if it’s really something you want, you know, right now AA and all those sorts of programs are all online, so you can kind of do whatever,’ he said March 10.
He continued: ‘Just look up Intergroup or those sorts of resources to find Zoom meetings. It’s easy. You just have to accept that you need help and that there’s other people who can help you. So, hopefully that helps. All the love in the world.’
If you or anyone you know is dealing with suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text ‘STRENGTH’ to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or click here.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline can be reached at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).