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From Impossible to I’m Possible
The seeds of The i’Mpossible Project were first planted in February 2011, when founder Joshua Rivedal found himself in suicidal crisis. During the previous eighteen months, his father had died by suicide and several other major relationships in his life crumbled. His career in show business was in shambles and symptoms from two undiagnosed health conditions (clinical depression and generalized anxiety disorder) were out of control. After getting help, Joshua dedicated his life and career to bring awareness to mental health issues, suicide prevention, and social change. In May 2011, Joshua launched the one-man show and suicide prevention keynote Kicking My Blue Genes in the Butt (KMBB) at Baruch College in New York City. In 2013, Skookum Hill published his memoir based on KMBB, The Gospel According to Josh: A 28-Year Gentile Bar Mitzvah, now on the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s recommended reading list. In 2014, Joshua launched The i’Mpossible Project. In 2016, Skookum Hill published our first volume of 50 stories, Reengaging With Life, Creating a New You. After years of testing, and under the guidance of mental health scientists and professionals, The i’Mpossible Project’s mental health based curriculum Changing Minds, was officially released in 2017. In subsequent years, The i’Mpossible Project has released four additional books, been a part of three peer-reviewed journal papers, helped launch a Zoomcast “Cubicle Lift” on Workplace Mental Health, and now provides programming and consultancy on Workplace Mental Health. More than a decade ago, The i’Mpossible Project was born in one of the worst moments of despair and has gone on to positively influence and affect hundreds of thousands of people across the globe—providing hope, help, and life-saving skills. We’re glad and grateful to be here and that you are too.
A Toolkit for Your Mental Health
Changing Minds curriculum combines lecture, storytelling, group discussion, and improv theater to enhance the emotional development of attendees—providing hope, help, and saving lives. There are five (5), sixty (60) minute modules:
- The Basics of Mental Health
- Developing Coping Skills
- Storytelling and Support Systems
- Living with and Managing a Mental Health Condition
- Helping Yourself or a Friend in Suicidal Crisis
"I cannot thank you enough for your willingness to share your message with those at TCNJ."
- M.G., The College of New Jersey
“Keynote speaker was brilliant—very engaging and thought provoking.” - LIFE Think Tank Conference, Australia
"Snuck into Josh's suicide prevention assembly and I'm so glad I did. Very inspirational and helpful." - H.M. from Dighton-Rehoboth High School