SummaryActs of suicide are a lot more common than we think. There’s way too many people who have thought about, planned, or even tried to commit suicide multiple times in their lives. And Frank is one of them.In this episode he shares with us how he raises awareness through public speaking and how he helps others going through the same.⭐️ Rate this episode ⭐️ -> https://dre.show/rateGet FREE access to all of our show’s GOODIES! -> https://dre.show/goodiesActionable StepsHow to Recognize Suicidal Signs in OthersPersonal hygiene - when someone stops taking care of themselves, is not groomed, does not shower, etc…Stops taking care of their overall health - they eat too much, sleep too much or doesn’t sleep.They do not find joy in activities they used to enjoy.What to say to a depressed individualDon’t say anything, just listen.Say something like: “I’m here for you. And I mean it."Don’t say things like: “Turn that frown upside down” or any of those common comments.Connect with Frank KingWebsiteOn InstagramOn FacebookOn TwitterOn YouTubeOn LinkedInOther ResourcesJoin our FREE Vault of Goodies!Complete Show Notes
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.As a Motivational Public Speaker and Trainer who travels the world, Frank uses comedy and personal life lessons to help break the ice and start an engaging conversation amongst those struggling with mental and emotional stability. This act of faith helps those struggling to find a voice to express themselves. Additionally, it helps create a pool of common knowledge where those who suffer, and those who care about them, can swim.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.#IfYouCouldSeeMe is a proud member of the Mental Health News Radio family of podcasts! Discover more about us and our sister shows at: www.mentalhealthnewsradionetwork.com
Join me as I speak with Frank King, the mental health comedian who woke me up and blew me away when he spoke about having chronic suicidality, and how knowing you can always kill yourself can keep you from doing it.
In this week's show, host Temple Lentz speaks with Frank King, comedian and
keynote speaker, about depression, suicide, and suicide prevention. King
wrote jokes for Jay Leno for 20 years, and travels widely speaking about his
own experiences with clinical depression and sui...