Kentucky Wesleyan College will host Josh Rivedal — an author, playwright and actor — for a talk on suicide prevention and mental health on April 3. The event is free and open to the public.
The speech will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Wells Activity Center at 3300 Frederica Street.
In his presentation, “From Impossible to i’Mpossible: Suicide Prevention 2.0,” Rivedal will discuss the loss of his father to suicide, his own depression, and suicidal ideation while in college and how he got help. He will also address why people think of suicide, risk factors, signs and symptoms of suicidal thinking, and how to intervene if someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts. The session will close with a question and answer period.
Resources from the speaker and Owensboro Suicide Prevention Coalition will be available.
Rivedale has worked as a professional New York City actor and playwright for more than 10 years. He is the founder and creative director of the I’Mpossible Project, a media-based organization dedicated to engaging, entertaining and educating on mental wellness, suicide prevention, social change, diversity and peer-to-peer services. He is the author of several books including “How to Live Mentally Well and Crush It in College.”