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

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

It’s my 35th birthday. Normally I hide the fact that it’s my birthday. You definitely won’t see it on Facebook. So, why is this year different? I never thought I’d make it this far. I lost my father to suicide when I was 6 and have lived with depression and panic disorder all my, 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

Part 1: Journey to Mental Wellness It began with a ton-of-bricks feeling in my chest and shortness of breath. I became dizzy and started sweating. It felt like a heart attack. I suddenly realized that I was going to die right there in the middle of European History. But I was 16 and an, Read More