Is Tyler Joseph suicidal?

From the following article, we will answer the question,” Is Tyler Joseph suicidal?” There will also be accounts of controversies about his mental health; how he talks about his mental condition and what his song lyrics convey. 

Is Tyler Joseph suicidal? 

There has been a heated controversy about the lead vocalist  Tyler Joseph of the American band Twenty One Pilots for having serious problems related to mental health. On several occasions, he has been observed to talk about his mental conditions in various platforms such as in his own songs, twitter and interviews. 

He also opened up about his issues related to anxiety and depression playing a role in the themes of various songs he records (“my music is me talking about it and is the window into it but I don’t think it is healthy for me to give you the keys to that house”). He has talked about how he has problem related to anxiety and depression, but he has not revealed if he ever attempted suicide. 

It is not so easy to answer if he is suicidal based on his social media posts and interviews. 

Mental illness does not always end up in suicide, nor does it compulsurily make a person to attempt suicide. From a psychologist’s point of view it can be inferred that he may have depression and waves of anxiety but it cannot be predicted if he is suicidal. A professional intervention may help the correct diagnosis of his problems. 

About Tyler Joseph

Tyler Robert Joseph (born December 1, 1988)  is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, musician, and record producer. He is best known as the frontman for the musical duo Twenty One Pilots.

Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo from Columbus, Ohio. The band was formed in 2009 by lead vocalist Tyler Joseph along with Nick Thomas and Chris Salih, both of whom left in 2011.

Early life:

Tyler Joseph was born in Columbus, Ohio. He had two brothers Zack and Jay Joseph and a sister, Madison Brett. Kelly Joseph, his mother was a mathematics teacher. His father,  Christopher Anthony “Chris” Joseph is of Lebanese descent and was also a coach at Worthington Christian High School from 1996 to 2005, and is a former school principal.

Tyler Joseph and mental health

In platforms like twitter and instagram, celebrities these days face a lot of abuses and threats. Tyler Joseph is not an exception in this case too.

During the Black Lives Matter movement, there was an uproar about why Tyler would not comment about the contemporary issue. With respect to that, he posted a lighthearted tweet claiming “you guys keep asking me to use my platforms,” he wrote, along with two pictures of himself in high platform shoes. “feels good to dust these bad boys off.” The joke didn’t go over well with many Twitter users, who accused the entertainer of taking a lighthearted attitude toward something serious. There roared a controversy regarding his tweet where many people were unhappy and shocked to hear him like that. “no that’s actually not what we mean,” wrote @heathoween. “we would like you to speak up on the injustice in this country”,”:( it’s disappointing to see you joke about this dude,” wrote @elliotleemusic.

Later on, he vocalized “I respect all the warriors out there fighting for different causes,” he wrote in one of the tweets. “there is honor in it, purpose, and it can make our world better. i just want to remind you what i’m fighting for: your mental health is more important today than it ever has been. you’re not alone.”

His fans were not satisfied at how he was ignoring talking about the Black Lives matter movement and came up with – “just admit you were wrong and share resources that are actually useful,” wrote @rosecolorsummer.

“If you can’t take the heat stay out of the kitchen,” wrote @safetyIer. “you made an insensitive ‘joke’ that you have yet to apologise for. you can sit and preach about mh but consider how many poc’s mh has been destroyed these past few months. how many lgbt peoples mh has crashed. think, tyler”

Finally Tyler said, “my tweet wasn’t supposed to be about human rights,” he wrote. “so in case you are wondering where i stand: Black Lives Matter. I just wanted to take a moment to raise awareness about something else that has meant a lot to me for a long time. but now I see there is no room for that right now… im truly sorry if it hurt anyone.”

The above controversy reflects how mental health has been significant in his life. Personally I feel, if someone opens up about their mental health over social media, we should think of helping them rather than expecting them to behave the way we want them to. 

Tyler Joseph revealed the fact in an interview that he used to have seasonal depression. He also established his willingness to stand beside those who are suffering from the same. He also stated that he has anxiety, which can hurt people in true sense and is not an enjoyable thing to be affected by. Tyler also said that one of the positive impacts of having seasonal depression is that it helps him to bring out the best musical capability in him, which in turn is beneficial for those who are going through such phases in life.

Seasonal Affective Disorder     


Taking a closer look at Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), it can be fundamentally described as a type of depression that is related to the changes in seasons. It commences and ends at about the same times every year. It’s more likely to cause depression in the spring or early summer. Some symptoms of having SAD are listed below: –

  • Feeling depressed most of the day.
  • Losing interest in activities you once enjoyed
  • Having low energy
  • Having problems with sleeping
  • Experiencing changes in appetite or weight
  • Feeling sluggish or agitated
  • Having difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling hopeless, worthless or guilty
  • Having frequent thoughts of death or suicide

What his song lyrics say?

            Although, people have inferred suicidal hints from the lyrics of his songs; again, it being a sheer assumption! In his song titled “Tear in my heart”, he writes about his insecurities, depressions, and anxieties which still persist; but, as evident from his music, it seems that he is probably overcoming those in a gradual manner. His music has been an aid to those kids who are in the same state of mind as he was.

In another song named “stressed out” he talks about how difficult his life has become now, compared to the simplicity it had back when he used to sleep listening to his mum’s lullaby. He further writes, “But now they’re laughing at our face singing”Wake up, you need to make money”, yeah.” The constant conflict he faces between his past and the present induced by stressors related to profession, economy, competition and the lack of true emotional connections has been well depicted in his song. Thereby revealing a melancholic episode of his thoughts. 

“Help me polarize, help me polarize,” pleads Tyler Joseph in the song “Polarize.” This made a lot of his fans suspect if he has bipolar disorder. Joseph and bandmate Josh Dun have both publicly discussed their struggles with anxiety and depression. Though they haven’t cited bipolar disorder by name, many of their most popular tunes — including the Billboard 100 hit “Heathens” (for the film “Suicide Squad”) — feature lyrics that have led many fans to wonder if bipolar disorder is an underlying issue. 

Some people perceive Tyler’s lyrics to be introspective in nature, as he has never specifically disclosed about his mental state. The core listeners of Twenty One pilots (Tyler’s Band named after a play named “All My Sons”) primarily are those who go deeper into the lyrics. His songs talk much about depression and suicide, as well as heavy Christian undertones, the spiritual battles that go on, beyond the peripheries of average human observation. He wasn’t comfortable performing one of his first shows, because he tried to present what he thought, but it went all wrong for him. Although, he didn’t overly analyse his performance, as he let the music flow through his mind.

Drawing conclusions from the above-mentioned points, it can be stated that the perception of music (in any form) is entirely subjective to the mood of the listener. If the listener is dwelling in a dark state of mind struggling hard to pull oneself out of depression, then the artist’s lyrics will seem intensely relatable. Conversely, when in a good mood, the listener will always try to derive positivity out of the song. Talking specifically about Tyler’s music, yes he is a bit of suicidal with his lyrics deeply rooted to the dungeons of the trauma he faced; but, at the end of the day, it all lies in the hands of the listeners who tag their favourite artists to be of a definite nature, taking hints from their lyrical intensity!


From the article above, we got to answer the question, “Is Tyler Joseph suicidal?”. We derived the answer that his interviews and twitter posts do talk about him suffering from depression and anxiety but never about suicide. His song lyrics convey a sad and depressed mood at times but varies based on the perception of the listener. 

FAQs: Is Tyler Joseph suicidal?

What twenty one pilots song has the fastest rap?

Kitchen Sink – Zack’s Rap. 19.84 Seconds – 272 WPM – 408 SPM.
Heavydirtysoul. 14.5 Seconds – 314 WPM – 426 SPM.
Ode To Sleep – First Half** 12.94 Seconds – 362 WPM – 427 SPM.
Ode To Sleep – Both Verses** 25.12 Seconds – 287 WPM – 356 SPM.

How many TØP songs are there?

All 65 Twenty One Pilots songs ranked from worst to best.

What is Blurryface real name?

Nicholas Bourbaki

What are 21 pilots fans called?

Skeleton Clique:The Skeleton Clique is the official name of the fanbase of Twenty One Pilots.

What is Blurryface syndrome?

Ruby was diagnosed at a young age with Blurryface Syndrome, a severe anxiety disorder. 

Did Tyler Joseph have cancer?

Tyler Joseph does not have a condition, he has depression and anxiety, but is getting better.

Who is Tyler from 21 pilots dating?

Jenna Black

Does Tyler have bipolar?

“Help me polarize, help me polarize,” pleads Tyler Joseph in the song “Polarize.” This made a lot of his fans suspect if he has bipolar disorder. 


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