Frank King, Suicide Prevention speaker and Trainer wrote for The Tonight Show for 20 years. He’s fought a lifetime battle with Major Depressive Disorder and Chronic Suicidality, turning that long dark journey of the soul into 6 TEDx Talks and sharing his lifesaving insights on Mental Health Awareness with associations, corporations, and colleges. Depression and suicide run in his family. He’s thought about killing himself more times than he can count.
He’s a motivational professional 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 adding humor to the equation..
Frank 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.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES Recognize the prevalence of death by suicide and the importance of prevention practices within the workplace • Learn the epidemiology, etiology and risk factors of suicidal behavior • Discover strategies for screening, assessing, and reducing the risk of suicide • Understand special concerns, risk factors and interventions related to veterans • Identify self-injurious behaviors and what objects, substances, and actions are common in suicide attempts • Highlight the management and treatment modalities for workers at risk for suicide, including best practices for connecting the worker to referral • Gain the knowledge and skills to conduct suicide Postvention • Comprehend the relationship between workplace stress and suicide and learn valuable techniques to stress-less at work Suggested Formats: Keynote, Half Day; Workshop