International Suicide Prevention Speaker and Trainer♦ Mental Health Comedian ♦ TEDx Talker ♦ Emcee ♦ Award-winning Author
Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, Humor, Men's Health, Mental Strength, Health & Wellness
Frank King, aka The Mental Health Comedian, is a Suicide Prevention and Postvention Keynote Speaker and Trainer who turned a lifelong battle with depression into a keynote worth spreading.
After writing for Jay Leno and 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 sharing 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 original TED Talk, "A Matter of Life or Death” which went viral, he openly addressed topics considered taboo in today’s society. Today with a new TEDx Talk, Frank as a Motivational Speaker who travels the world, 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.
A sought after Corporate and Association Motivation Speaker and Trainer, Frank's audiences include: AFLAC, Allstate, Duke University, Durham Bulls, Ford Motors, Marriott, Microsoft, MPI Tampa, NC State University, Sam's Club, Taco Bell, UNC Chapel Hill, Holland America, Cigna Columbia River Mental Health Foundation, Nascar, Lakeland Air Force base, The Federal Reserve, Walmart, NAMI-Orange County, California, Harley Davidson, Dental Speakers Association, and the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Originally from North Carolina Frank now spends his off days in the Pacific Northwest. He travels the United States and has spoken on every continent spreading his message, hoping to end the stigma surrounding mental health, and influencing the general public to start the conversation. His new book,"Guts, Grit, and the Grind; A Men's Mental Mechanical Manual," is one you won't want to miss!