JUAN ACOSTA

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Juan Acosta is a first generation Mexican immigrant, who grew up in Woodland California. He began his advocacy work locally at age 13. At 21, Juan drafted a historic LGBTQ+ proclamation for his hometown of Woodland. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from San Francisco State University. Juan has done work throughout the state of California, across the country, and around the world. He has served on various national committees and speaks at conferences and festivals, including United Nations Side Events and the first-ever Youth Mental Health Action Forum White House Event. Juan co-authored the New York Times Bestselling “Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community” with musical artist and actress Lady Gaga + other Born This Way Foundation Reporters. He regularly collaborates with numerous organizations and brands. His work has been featured by Mashable, Oprah Magazine, DOSOMETHING, MTV, and more. He currently serves as the Warm Line Community Engagement Lead for MHASF and as a Board Member for Steinberg Institute.


Awards include:
Governor & First Lady Service Award
CalHOPE Ambassador Appreciation Award
NAMI Rising Star Award 
 Steinberg Institute Mental Health Champion 2021 

Published Author with Lady Gaga + BTWF authors : 

https://www.channelkindness.org/book/

Juan Acosta drafted a historic LGBTQ+ proclamation for the city of Woodland, CA. That passed unanimously for the first time in the town's history. A similar attempt was made in 1998 and failed to pass through the City Council

Juan was selected as one of the fifteen members of the Youth Innovation Project Planning Committee for California's Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission.

Juan served as one of the six members nationally selected for Mental Health America’s Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council!

Juan was selected as 1 out of the 30 youth participants to participate in MTV + The White House Youth Mental Health Action Forum

Juan has had numerous media appearances, speaking engagements and collaborations some include:

UNICEF 

White House X MTV Youth Mental Health Forum


My Mental Health Journey


Each Mind Hero

CBS13 Pride Special

Vital Strategies Spotlight

Salesforce x iHeart

San Francisco State University News

The Takeaway

Zoom

Yahoo 

CBS Interview

FOX

El Universo

TANTV

MHA College Report

KGET

Dancing In the Grey

The Power Of Kindness with Lady Gaga


Voyage LA Rising Star


Free Your Me Campaign


Human Rights Campaign

Global Harvard X MHA

Blueshield X Commonwealth Club


Mental Illness Happy Hour


Mashable


DOSOMETHING

NAMI WLA

 
Couched In Color 

New York University

Minding Your Mind

Blueshield

The Riff

Univision

Commonwealth Club


Channel Kindness Tour

320 Festival

Fierce Reads

IDONTMIND

 
 

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