It's Showtime with Call Me Adam May 14 Guest: Josh Rivedal, "The Gospel According To Josh: A 28-Year Gentile Bar Mitzvah"
Josh really opened up about how the suicide of his father and his own suicide attempt shaped his show The Gospel According to Josh: A 28-Year Gentile Bar Mitzvah. We had a very raw and honest discussion about depression and suicide. One thing I definitely took away from this week's show was that suicide is permanent solution to a temporary problem. Josh talked about how he was on the ledge of window getting ready to jump, but something told him to go back inside and not jump. As a result of his decision to not jump, he has been able to repair his relationship with his mother, formulate more meaningful relationships, including a great friendship with me, and has turned his story into a venture that has enabled him to truly help people. One student who saw the show went up to Josh afterward and said that he didn't know what was wrong with him or why he felt the way he did, but after seeing Josh's show, he was able to idenitfy with what he was struggling with and was able to get help for it. If you are struggling with depression and need someone to talk to, you can call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Josh's show The Gospel According To Josh: A 28-Year Gentile Bar Mitzvah will be at The Players Theatre this weekend (May 16-18). Click here for tickets!
Get ready for another great broadcast of It's Showtime with Call Me Adam this Wednesday, May 14 from 7pm-8pm on YTP Radio. Scheduled guest includes actor, writer, producer, and good friend Josh Rivedal as we discuss his one-man show The Gospel According to Josh: A 28-Year Gentile Bar Mitzvah. This evenings show is going to be about Josh's journey through depression and coming out on the other side. This show could save your life or the life of someone you love. So tune in! Click here for tickets to Josh's show which will be playing at The Player's Theatre in NYC from May 16-18.