At Risk Teens: Taking a Look at Suicide
54:54 · 2019
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The Mental Health Comedian, Frank King, joins Dr. Lisa Day and Kristin Sunanta Walker for a show about teen suicide. What is the best way to approach people that are suicidal? How to approach people that say they're suicidal, but may not be.
Frank King, Suicide Prevention and Postvention Public Speaker and Trainer was a writer for The Tonight Show for 20 years. He joins host Kristin Sunanta Walker on Mental Health News Radio as cohost for some of our shows. 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 Major Depressive Disorder and Chronic Suicidality, turning that long dark journey of the soul into five TEDx Talks and sharing his lifesaving insights on Mental Health Awareness with associations, corporations, and colleges. A Motivational Public Speaker who uses his life lessons to start the conversation giving people permission to give voice to their feelings and experiences surrounding depression and suicide. 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. The right person, at the right time, with the right information, can save a life.