Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix Serves as Ambassador for the Re-Mind Project
Over the years, Papa Roach have tackled the feelings and emotions that many of their fans go through in their music and while dealing with his own issues through music, Jacoby Shaddix has become a voice for others. So it's fitting that the singer has become the inaugural ambassador for The Re-Mind Project, which stresses compassion for those dealing with mental illness and attempts to remove the stigma that comes with it.
Shaddix, who with his band are celebrating the recent success of the chart-topping single "Help," has filmed a PSA for the Re-Mind Project that you can see above. “Cognitive behavioral issues have exploded as we’ve started using antipsychotics in medication. Mental health issues have exploded, so for-profit medicine and the pharma industry has definitely proved that they don’t have the finger on the pulse as far as truly helping the people,” he tells Billboard. “In our developmental stages, if we catch some of these quote unquote mental health issues and you deal with them in other ways than just medication, we can help a lot of people.”
In his own life, Shaddix says writing music has helped deal with some of his own hard times and it's his desire to continue to help others to get the support they need when they need it. “I just encourage fans out there, if they’re struggling through something, don’t be afraid to reach out to one of your best friends and just get real with them, because it starts with being open and honest with the people that are closest to you,” says the singer. “Sometimes we can work through those issues together right there, bang, [because you know] you’re not alone.”
To learn more about the Re-Mind Project, visit their website at www.re-mind.org.
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