Joshua Rivedal is the creator and founder of Changing Minds: A Mental Health Based Curriculum and The i’Mpossible Project. He is trained in human capital management with an emphasis in coaching from NYU, and is also trained in QPR, ASIST, and the teacher’s edition of emotional intelligence at Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence. He has spoken about suicide prevention, mental health, diversity, and storytelling across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Australia. He currently serves on the advisory board of Docz, a startup peer-to-peer mental health app. He wrote and developed the one-man play, Kicking My Blue Genes in The Butt (KMBB), which paired with suicide prevention education, has toured extensively throughout the world. His memoir The Gospel According to Josh: A 28-Year Gentile Bar Mitzvah, based on KMBB, is on The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s recommended reading list.
His second book, The i’Mpossible Project: Volume 1—Reengaging with Life, Creating a New You, debuted #1 in its category on Amazon in January 2016. A second volume of The i’Mpossible Project--Changing Minds, Breaking Stigma, Achieving the Impossible is set for release in November 2017. His Changing Minds curriculum was developed at The College of New Jersey, The University of Texas at Arlington, and Forest Hills High School in Queens, NY. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, children, a cat, a hamster, two bunnies, and a guinea pig named Harriet.