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.
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 ADHD, including Everyday Health (featured on AOL Health) and Additudemag.