“Your presentation was wonderful! I want to make a difference like you are, and be an inspiration to those in need.”
-K.D. from Westminster College
“Your presentation was powerful”
-C.A. from Washoe Indian Reservation at the University of Nevada, Reno presentation
"I personally connected with Josh's world. What a talented young man."
-L.D. from Park Royal Hospital/MHA Southwest Florida
“I truly enjoyed your presentation and was struck by your incredible bravery. You have tremendous courage in telling yours and your Dad's story. More importantly to me though was the session immediately following your performance where you shared some of what is going on for you in your life and you provided specific ideas on ways to help friends and family members who may be experiencing depression or mental health issues.”
-B.C. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
“I've been having some problems lately, and after your presentation, I started thinking about them some more. You said that if you are sick you go to a doctor, so if your brain is sick, you should go to a doctor for that too. I know now that I need help.”
-Anon from Defiance College
“You’re promoting healing in our family.”
-J.S. from William Woods University
“Thank you for today's performance. It was incredible. I laughed a lot, and I also cried a bit. The other students raved about the event as well.”
-M.S. from Winthrop University
“What a powerful message you provide to the audience. Your session was a great kick off to our suicide prevention efforts and I am thankful for your willingness to share with us.”
-J.W. from Wesleyan University
“Everyone loved your performance and discussion. It was a great success for which I am grateful.”
-E.S. from Florida Memorial University
“I found the work and the performance to be a great lead in to a discussion about the number two cause of death among college age youth. Thank you Josh!”
-C.R. from Carthage College
“Thanks so much for coming! It was great meeting you, and everyone really enjoyed the show.”
-S.B. from the University of North Carolina
A HUGE THANK YOU for presenting your GIFT of art and education to Bergen Community College and the community yesterday.
-J.S. from CarePlus NJ
“Recently, one of my close friends opened up to me and admitted he was contemplating suicide. He's talking with the counselors at the college and he's over the hump now. Anyway, he came to see your show, and it really spoke to him (this was before I knew). He told me that he talked to you a little after the show and that you even picked up on something that might be wrong. I wanted to let you know that I'm grateful for the work you do, and the message you send.”
- Anon, Confederation College
"I just want to thank you again for coming to Georgian college and being brave enough to share your story. You are truly an inspiring individual and I think your going to do some incredible work with this play you have created"
-C.B. from Georgian College (Ontario, Canada)
“I don’t have to be alone”
Listening to your inspiring presentation today is making me look at the world in a new way. Thank you for that.
- A.G. from Dighton-Rehoboth High School
"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
"You presented the topic in such a unique way, and the information was so important for students to learn. They all left with the tools they need to help a friend or help themselves should they ever find themselves in a dark place."
- H.C. from Furman University
“Keynote speaker was brilliant—very engaging and thought provoking.”
- LIFE Think Tank Conference, Australia
“As a student (Master of Counselling UQ + Grad Cert at AISRAP) was so appreciative of standard and knowledge and experience—especially Josh from USA, wonderful to hear ways and knowledge he is disseminating and his passion and sensitivity. Outstanding.”
- LIFE Think Tank Conference, Australia
"Your keynote was absolutely unbelievable and exactly what this campus needed. It was the perfect mixture of comedic relief with a serious tone that made the talk innovative and unforgettable."
- L.P. Wake Forest University
"I don't have to be alone."
-Anon from It’s Your Life...Take Charge, Youth Conference
“Thank you so much for coming to our school today. Your performance really touched me. You’re an amazing human.”
-J.C. from Monhanasen High School
“We had a blast having you on campus and got a lot out of it.”
-N.H. from Dakota Wesleyan University