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End the Stigma #bellletstalk

by John Paul Gomez January 25, 2017

End the Stigma #bellletstalk

I am living with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. I cope with it by focusing my energies on 3 things- Family, Freemasonry, and Muaythai. I document my journey as a husband and a father with mental health issues on my Instagram page.

Today is #bellletstalk day and I am feeling obliged to share a piece of my story. Instead writing a wall of text, I'll just summarize how I feel today by borrowing words from the following. 

"Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold." -Bob Marley

"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." -Rumi

"We build too many walls and not enough bridges." -Isaac Newton

"I don't want to believe. I want to know." -Carl Sagan

Mother Earth's most recent profile photo taken by NASA's Johnson Space Center. Such beauty!

John Paul Gomez
John Paul Gomez


Bro. John Paul Gomez (aka Paul, JP, JPG) is a graphics designer by trade and a full-time father-of-4. He is currently the WM-Elect at Doric Lodge No. 316 AF&AM in Ontario, Canada. He is an honorary member of Harmonie Lodge No. 699 F&AM in Buffalo, New York. In his youth, he was a member of the International Order of DeMolay Occidental Mindoro Philippines Chapter and the Thomas Michael Sherry Priory Order of Knighthood. He is a wanabee Muaythai fighter.