Seaside Slang’s James Alex Hospitalized; Household Responds to Abuse Allegations

Note: This article discusses acts of self-harm and alleged abuse.

The family of Beach Slang and Quiet Slang’s James Alex has released a statement revealing that Alex is “in an inpatient facility after attempting to take his life.” According to the family, Alex “is getting the help he needs and will be on a true path to recovery.” James Alex’s family also revealed that “Beach Slang is over,” adding that Alex “has no plans to return to music.”

The family’s statement begins with a response to allegations of emotional abuse levied by Beach Slang’s former manager Charlie Lowe. Lowe claimed on Twitter that Alex’s “constant” abuse resulted in her being diagnosed with complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD). The family wrote, “Yes he had moments of compulsiveness, emotional instability, and chaotic relationships, but none of his actions were intentional or meant to hurt or harm anyone.”

Alex’s family also said that he has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, paranoid schizophrenia, and borderline personality disorder, but noted, “While mental illness does not excuse anyone to cause others emotional duress, it should at least be acknowledged that it may cause one to unknowingly hurt others and themselves with their words and actions.”

In response to the family’s statement, Charlie Lowe tweeted that “past trauma isn’t a blank check to perpetuate more trauma,” and said it is “effectively silencing [her] as the victim.”

If you are living with depression or bipolar disorder, and need support, we encourage you to reach out to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA).
https://www.dbsalliance.org/support/chapters-and-support-groups/

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or know someone who is, we recommend these resources:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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