Gabriela D. Acosta

Gabriela D. Acosta is the community manager for University of Southern California’s online online masters of social work program. Gaby has a background in sociology, and holds certifications in social justice mediation and diversity workshop facilitation. She is passionate about social justice, community organizing and leadership development through virtual campaigns. Follow her on Twitter @GabyAcosta101


Overcoming The Darkness: True Value and Worth

This post was submitted to the 100 Voices for Suicide Prevention campaign by Eric Weaver, Executive Director, Overcoming The Darkness. Eric Weaver is a retired sergeant with the Rochester, NY Police Dept. where he served for twenty years from 1985-2005 and was a police sergeant for the RPD for the last 13 years of his highly decorated career...

Robin Williams is Dead. And it’s Personal for Me

This post was submitted to the 100 Voices for Suicide Prevention campaign by Laura Lewis, President and CEO at Laura Lewis Enterprises, LLC. Laura shares her personal testimonial as a survivor of suicide...

Badge of Life: Talking To The Suicidal Person

This post was submitted to the 100 Voices for Suicide Prevention campaign by Badge of Life, a group of active and retired police officers, medical professionals and surviving families of suicides from the United States and Canada. The cornerstone of our Badge of Life program is an entirely new approach to suicide prevention, called the “Emotional Self-Care Program” (ESC)...

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network: Inexplicable Occurrences

The following post was submitted by the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network(TSPN). TSPN is a grass-roots association which includes counselors, mental health professionals, physicians, clergy, journalists, social workers, and law enforcement personnel, as well as survivors of suicide and suicide attempts. TSPN works across the state to eliminate the stigma of suicide and educate communities about the warning signs of suicide, with the ultimate intention of reducing suicide rates in the state of Tennessee...

It’s OK to Ask: Signs That Someone May Be At Risk For Suicide

You won't be able to solve all the problems of a friend or classmate, but you could help them find someone who can help. The first way you can help is to recognize the signs that someone may be at risk for suicide.

Glendon: The Link Between LGBT Youth, Bullying, and Suicide

This post was submitted to the 100 Voices for Suicide Prevention campaign by Lisa Firestone PhD. Lisa is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association and Senior Editor at PsychAlive. She is the coauthor of several books including The Self Under Siege (Routledge Press) Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (APA Books) Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice (New Harbinger Publications) and Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion (APA Books)...