Josh Rivedal: Mental Health Awareness Speaker

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Date(s) - 11/01/2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Join WNMU Student Life to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month at WNMU on Tuesday, November 1 at 7 pm in Miller Library with a guest speaker – Josh Rivedal! We will have food catered by Diane’s Restaurant (for those who attend the speaker) and Q&A following in the Life Lounge.


In 2004, Joshua Rivedal moved from New Jersey to New York City at the age of 20 to tackle the world of fame, fortune, and the Broadway stage…in what he thought would be a stepping stone to Hollywood and a star on the Walk of Fame.

Eight years later and through a series of remarkable life events, Joshua reinvented himself as a mission-driven international public speaker/educator, author, playwright, standup comic, freelance book editor and ghostwriter, curriculum developer, and educator.

Joshua is a mixture of creative and logic, business and leisure, local-centric and global minded. As a public speaker and educator, his primary focus is on suicide prevention and mental health; speeches and seminars on his experiences as a survivor of suicide loss, an attempt survivor, an abuse survivor, and youth suicide prevention—often (but not always) paired with standup comedy or his one-man show Kicking My Blue Genes in the Butt (based on his book The Gospel According to Josh).


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