This is the face of a man with a mental illness. There are many like me out there and many who are too ashamed or afraid to speak up, admit it or ask for help. This particular topic is an important one for me. Some people view mental illness as a choice, a means to get attention, something to be ashamed of (or simply dismiss it as being a simple mood swing). I feel strongly that people need to be informed and educated about mental illness. It effects us all in one way or another whether you have to deal with it in your own life or someone close to you does. The more we speak about it and “normalize” the topic, the more people can get help! The more people can feel less alone and in time be a powerful advocate for others in their time of need. I suffer from anxiety and depression and perhaps even more (I need to get properly diagnosed again soon as things can change as you age). Mental illness runs in my family and includes Bi polar as well as the aforementioned anxiety and depression. I have lost friends due to suicide connected to mental illness. I’ve lost family and friends due to alcohol and drug addiction connected to mental illness. I myself have been to that point when taking myself out seemed like a reasonable option to end the manic cycle I find myself in. However I am grateful that over time and through the help of friends, medicine, exercise and therapists I have gained tools and wisdom on how to help myself navigate these episodes and bouts of darkness. If you too suffer from a mental illness YOU ARE NOT ALONE. There are some amazing people that make it their life’s work to help those who are in need. They will eagerly give guidance, an ear to listen or will intervene directly if need be and help you or others get the help they desperately need. Don’t be ashamed, don’t be afraid to seek out help. Talk about your issues and perhaps make it a part of your every day life in conversation. In doing so you may save your own life or another’s.
@tantratokyo knows how to party! Thank you for the warm and amazing welcome! Was treated like royalty while watching these women dance and sing like rock stars! . . Massive thanks to @shanechizo and @anthony_allayialis @harajukugeneralstore for bringing me over here to this amazing country!!! 🤘🏼🔥🔥🔥🤘🏼 . #tantratokyo#jesseleach#holiday#vacation#amazing#goodtimes#tokyo#tantratokyo
So this is happening real soon, like with in like a half an hour I’ll start. Why?! because I need to party! Come down to @lucky13saloon I’m going to throw down a last minute set and hang out! Get out! Be spontaneous and Let’s Party! 🤘🏼 #lucky13saloon#brooklyn#jesseleach#metal#party
Thank you for your kind and generous words 🙏🏼 I’m grateful to all of my fans worldwide! I am honored and blessed by all of the love and support I receive regularly through posts, messages, comments and at our live shows in person. All of you constantly remind me of my purpose and the impact my words and performance have. It’s because of love, support and music that I am still alive. I am determined to continue on despite all that I have been through and continue to fight through. Between my recent split with my x wife of 18 years, recent unspoken life altering betrayal and my daily fight with mental illness it has been quite easily the most difficult times of my entire life thus far. All of you reading this and all of my family and friends old and new I am forever grateful. Thank you! The struggle continues... . . Repost @mermaider_49 with @make_repost ・・・ Killswitch has been and will always be my favorite band of all times. I’ve been following Jesse and his band since I was 19. They saved me in so many ways and I owe them my life🙏🏻 From Jesse’s music and poetic lyrics to his personal life’s journey with mental health etc, I have nothing but the utmost respect for this pure soul. There’s not very many kind compassionate souls left out there but I can say he is one of them. Thank you for always being so open about your imperfections and a light in this too often, dark place. His performance rivals others in so many ways. Just the energy and passion he oozes along with his band mates. I was covered in goosebumps, heart racing, and occasionally tearing side stage a few years ago. I don’t know if very many people tear up at metal shows but I couldn’t help it. It was a surreal moment and I’ll never forget it. #killswitchengage#kse#soulmetal#jesseleach#themfgoat#favoritebandofalltime#kindcompassionatesouls
@riversofnihil absolutely leveled Chicago last night!!! I was head banging so hard and screaming along like a total fan boy 😁🤘🏼 . Big thanks to the last minute hook up it was so refreshing to go to a Metal show whilst wandering around in my travels in Chicago. I love the culture and Camaraderie of heavy music there is nothing like it in the world. All hails to Rivers of Nihil and @ya_akov_ such an awesome band to witness live! So tight and so heavy with seriously killer riffs and melody woven through out ....and saxophone, beautiful sexy saxophone 😜🔥🔥🔥🔥 #riversofnihil#metal#abandyoushouldknow#jesseleach#killswitchengage#metalbrotherhood#riffs#saxophone#killerband
This song 👌🏻 #repost @jesse_d_leach • • • • • “All that we suffer through leads to determination. The trials we all go through gives us the strength to carry on. Something within us burns, desire feeds the will to live. A reason to believe I will see redemption! All in due time, see the world through different eyes I see the world through different eyes All in due time, the shadows will give way to light. All in due time!” . . Repost @coal_poet_photography with @make_repost ・・・ Killswitch Engage | Cardiff Motorpoint Arena | 01.02.19 • Absolute scenes with the melodic metal masters. #jesseleach#lyrics#induetime#killswitchengage#punkrockmetalhead#iambrokentoo#metal#hardcore#passion#pma 🔥🔥🔥
“All that we suffer through leads to determination. The trials we all go through gives us the strength to carry on. Something within us burns, desire feeds the will to live. A reason to believe I will see redemption! All in due time, see the world through different eyes I see the world through different eyes All in due time, the shadows will give way to light. All in due time!” . . Repost @coal_poet_photography with @make_repost ・・・ Killswitch Engage | Cardiff Motorpoint Arena | 01.02.19 • Absolute scenes with the melodic metal masters. #jesseleach#lyrics#induetime#killswitchengage#punkrockmetalhead#iambrokentoo#metal#hardcore#passion#pma 🔥🔥🔥