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’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
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
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.
NoStigmas Founder, Jacob Moore speaks at Celebrate Life 2014 on World Suicide Prevention Day in Chicago.
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
NØSTIGMAS Founder, Jacob Moore was invited to give the keynote speech to close Grand Valley State Universities Mental Health Week. This video contains highlights from that speech.