Episode 44: Suicide: Having The Conversation With Frank King
Suicide isn't something we talk about in our society. There's a stigma associated with it that keeps most of us from having the conversations that need to be had.
Frank King is the guest and suicide is the topic. Frank is a comedian and former writer for the tonight show but don't let the funny man business fool you. He's struggled with his own bouts with this topic.
He shares his own journey but also dispels the myths surrounding suicide. Most importantly, he shares about how about getting the conversation started and where to go for help when it's needed (links are at the bottom).
I hope you get as much from our conversation as I did. Please share it.
More on Frank...
Frank King, aka The Mental Health Comedian, is a Suicide Prevention and Postvention Public Speaker and Trainer who turned a lifelong battle with depression into a keynote worth spreading.After writing for the Tonight Show for 20-plus years and performing corporate comedy, Frank’s attention…His mission is to end the stigma surrounding mental health by share his insights with anyone and everyone who will listen in an effort to “start the conversation.”
Frank has thought about killing himself more times than he can count. Like many of us, depression and suicide run in his family. He addresses his own trials and tribulations using a tool people from all walks of life can relate to, humor. With his TED Talk A Matter of Life or Death” he openly addresses topics considered taboo in today’s society.
He believes that where there is humor there is hope. And where there is laughter there is life… Nobody dies laughing.
Frank is originally from North Carolina and now spends his off days in the Pacific Northwest. He travels the United States and beyond spreading his message, hoping to end the stigma surrounding mental health, and influencing the general public to start the conversation.
LINKS FOR HELP:
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