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The Dental Suicide Prevention Speaker
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.”
He believes that where there is humor there is hope. And where there is laughter there is life… Nobody dies laughing.
- Mental Health Literacy, and How to Start That Conversation
- How to Facilitate Recovery, Resiliency, and Return to Practice
- Suicide Prevention and Post-vention Techniques
A former writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Frank King uses his lifetime battle with depression and his skills as a speaker and comedian as a vehicle for social change on campus.
Customized presentations, that fit the theme and goals of your event, are available.
Frank King, Suicide Prevention and Postvention Public Speaker and Trainer, was a writer for The Tonight Show for 20 years, is a Corporate Comedian, syndicated humor columnist, and podcast personality, who was featured on CNN’s Business Unusual.
Depression and suicide run his family. He’s thought about killing himself more times than he can count. He’s fought a lifetime battle with depression, and thoughts of ending his life, turning that long dark journey of the soul into a TED Talk A Matter of Life or Death” and sharing his lifesaving insights on Mental and Emotional Health Awareness, with corporation, association, youth (middle school and high school), and college audiences.
As an Inspirational and Motivational Public Speaker and Trainer he uses the life lessons from the above, as well as lessons learned as a rather active consumer of healthcare, both mental and physical, to start the conversation giving people who battle Mental and Emotional Illness permission to give voice to their feelings and experiences surrounding depression and suicide, and to create a common pool of knowledge in which those who suffer, and those who care about them, can swim.
And doing it by coming out, as it were, and standing in his truth, and doing it with humor.
He believes that where there is humor there is hope, where there is laughter there is life, nobody dies laughing.
He is currently working on a book on men’s mental fitness, Guts, Grit, and the Grind, with two coauthors.
He lives in Eugene, OR and speaks around the US, and all over the world.
— Michelle Madison, Events and Outreach Manager, NAMI Oregon
“After seeing your presentation, it dawned on me that your content should be taught in medical school, because most physicians do not take the time to follow up on subtle “warning signs” given verbally by patients. I would think that your keynote should be required curriculum for all medical students. It is really powerful in so many ways.”
— Dr. Pete Dempsey, MD, Anderson Medical Center, Houston, TX
Why choose Frank King?
- Frank is a nationally known Suicide Prevention and Postvention Speaker and Trainer
- He’s fought a lifetime battle with depression, and thoughts of ending his life, turning that long dark journey of the soul into a TED Talk, “A Matter of Laugh or Death.”
- Frank was a writer for The Tonight Show for 20 years, is a Corporate Comedian, syndicated humor columnist, and podcast personality, who was featured on CNN’s Business Unusual.