A Man on a Mission to Raise Global #MentalHealth Awareness, Support & Inspiration
Jeff seeks to support, empower, inspire and motivate people from all walks of life, regardless of any diagnoses they may have.
“We all need support to be able to function and thrive based on our individual strengths.”
From the depths of mental despair to becoming one of social media’s premier spokespeople for mental health issues, Jeff Emmerson is a veritable “Rocky” in the field. Jeff has written for and been interviewed by some of the world’s top radio hosts and online magazines regarding mental health, suicide prevention, anxiety, depression and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), including Everyday Health (featured on AOL Health) and Additudemag.
He also enjoys one of the world’s largest social media followings for a non-medical professional on the subject, with nearly 2 Million online (including Twitter) followers (and counting) and a video blog (YouTube Channel) that includes more than 200 different postings on various aspects of mental health. Many of the top medical experts in the field, as well as specialists in behavioral therapy, vision therapy and neuroscience regularly post and correspond with him.
Jeff is also empowering people across the world by teaching tools to break through behavior and thought patterns that hold them back from deeper fulfillment and success in several areas of life. He has done the work in his own life and is a shining example of the human spirit in action. Signing his first book deal in May, 2016 was “just the beginning of my mission to help millions live better lives through tools and lessons that many of us never learned in school, myself included.”
Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Jeff began speaking publicly to raise awareness of mental health awareness and ADHD in 2013, following a suicide attempt and resulting ADHD diagnosis. (Two years earlier, his brother Ryan killed himself). In 2013, after committing himself to the locked psych ward of his local hospital for 2 weeks due to again researching ways to end his life, Jeff took to social media channels and began blogging to reach an even larger audience — at which time he began reworking an old manuscript he had written about his life.
He is a passionate advocate for mental health, seeking ways to come up with solutions that return society to a holistic place of compassion, humanity, community and empathy.
*The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.*