Gabriel Nathan is an author, editor, actor, and a mental health and suicide awareness advocate. He spreads a message of joy, love, and hope through his (and Herbie’s) Instagram account. He is Editor in Chief of OC87 Recovery Diaries, an online publication that features stories of mental health, empowerment, and change. He serves on the Board of Directors of Prevent Suicide PA, an organization that focuses on prevention, outreach, education, training, and advocacy related to suicide across the Commonwealth. Gabriel lives in a suburb of Philadelphia with his wife, twins, a Basset hound named Tennessee (yes, after Tennessee Steinmetz in “The Love Bug”), a long-haired German Shepherd named Sadie (Gabe fought hard to have her named “Carole” after Michele Lee’s character, but was vetoed), and his Herbie the Love Bug replica. You can view Gabe’s TEDx Talk on his approach to suicide awareness here, and a ten minute preview to an East Coast road trip film Gabe made with his Herbie replica about suicide awareness here.
Episode | March 25th, 2020 | 58 mins 52 secs
1963, 1968, awareness, beetle, buddy hackett, comedy, david tomlinson, dean jones, disney, family, franchise, gabriel nathan, george bruns, guest, help, herbie, hippies, love, mental health, michelle lee, oc87 recovery diaries, podcast, podcasting, podernfamily, prevention, racing, romantic, sports, suicide, the love bug, volkswagon, vw
Beep Beep! Here comes Herbie the Love Bug and a brand new franchise!! This week we're joined by very special guest, Gabriel Nathan, to talk about 1968's The Love Bug and his work as an advocate for suicide awareness and mental health.