Today we’re talking brain meds! That’s right, pharmaceuticals, happy pills.. whatever you want to call them. I’m sharing why and how I decided to ditch the depression drugs with the 5-part system I use to maintain my mental health today. It’s called the 5 Bridges and it’s something that is the culmination of about, Read More

Dear Family & Friends, I have everything to live for. I do not want to die — not for a very long time, anyway. And when I do, I want to be an old silver fox looking back on a deeply satisfying life filled with love and laughter, as evidenced by the nostalgic stories, Read More

So, I ate an entire pizza by myself. And in addition to the shame and bloating, I also felt.. sad. Like, legitimately melancholy. But it wasn’t because of my guilt- my mood was seriously affected by the TYPE of food I ate. There’s a strong connection between food and mood. Specifically, dairy and gluten, Read More

I really started to look at alternative approaches to dealing with my mental health issues andn with my wellness in general and off course comming to the conclusion ultimately that everything is connected here my mind and my body and what affects one affects the other.

A little bit about me and my background and why the heck you should be listening to me. It goes back all the way to when I was 6 years old. My birth father died by suicide and as you can imagine that gave a pretty rough start, a lot of questions, a lot, Read More

I don’t remember my resolution from last year.  Most likely, I had forgotten it by February 1st.  But chances are it was something along the lines of: workout more, get wealthier, be happier or upgrade something.  Whatever it what probably didn’t happen, or at least not the way I dreamt it up in the twilight of a, Read More

Hey Guys! It’s November and that means we’re talking about men’s mental health. Even in today’s society, men can feel a lot of pressure to be strong and stoic and be providers for their families. That can add a lot of psychological pressure, especially if you’re dealing with anxiety or depression or another mental, Read More

I’m ashamed to admit, but I was super pissed about spending 2 hours wedged in-between thousands of other cars as dozens of police and firefighters assisted a suicidal man. As I sat in the bumper-to-bumper gridlock from Hollywood to the Valley, a fleeting thought crossed my mind: this guy is selfish. I mean, why, Read More

Sunset by Jacob Moore

People often ask my motivations for starting NoStigmas. Of course, losing my father to suicide when I was six has a lot to do with it. Living with anxiety and depression are also part of the equation. But it was a single phrase that showed me the reality of mental health stigmas.

Original post: I Am No Robin Williams by Jacob Moore | NoStigmas.org Like most of you, I never had the chance to meet Robin Williams. Yet so many of us feel like we knew him so well. I mean, I feel like I’ve lost my funny uncle Robin. By the time I was born, he, Read More

Habit #5: Therapy (Part 6 of 7) “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” -Carl Rogers, Ph. D. Over the years, there are various occasions when problems in our lives can cause enough emotional distress to make us feel completely and utterly overwhelmed. Everyone, Read More