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


9 Out Of 10: Suicide Prevention is Everyone’s Responsibility

This post was submitted to the 100 Voices for Suicide Prevention campaign by The Jordan Matthew Porco Memorial Foundation. Their mission is to prevent suicide in the college and college entry student population that is often the end result of significant emotional disorders triggered by stress and/or not recognized within the person until it is too late. We do this in the name and spirit of Jordan Matthew Porco, who died by suicide in 2011. YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN THIS...

Sally Spencer-Thomas: Coming Together on Suicide

This post was submitted to the 100 Voices for Suicide Prevention campaign by Sally Spencer-Thomas. This article has been re-published with permission from The Boston Globe...

Mike Veny: The Importance of Self-Care for Mental Health Advocates [Podcast]

The following podcast interview features Mike Veny– founder of TransformingStigma.Com. Mike is a sought after mental health stigma expert, keynote speaker, and professional drummer. He delivers entertaining, engaging, and educational experiences to conferences and events throughout the world. The following post has been submitted to the 100 Voices for Suicide prevention with permission from all participants...

San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council

This post was submitted to the 100 Voices for Suicide Prevention campaign by the San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council.The The Suicide Prevention Council is a community-wide collaborative focused on realizing a vision of zero suicides in San Diego County. Our mission is to prevent suicide and its devastating consequences in San Diego County...

Nothing Special? One Teen’s Initiative to Prevent Suicide

The following post was submitted to the 100 Voices for Suicide Prevention campaign by Luke Maxwell. Luke Maxwell is the founder of UCAn'tBErased (“you can’t be erased”), a website designed to break the stigma of teen depression and stop the epidemic of suicide in our country today, especially among Catholic youth...

Josh Rivedal: Real Men Talk About Their Feelings — For Real

The following post was submitted to the 100 Voices for Suicide Prevention campaign by Josh Rivedal. As a public speaker his primary focus is on suicide prevention; speeches and seminars on his experiences as a survivor of loss, an attempt survivor, and youth suicide prevention—often (but not always) paired with his one-man show …According to Josh...