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Using Humor to Prevent Suicide with Frank King

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In this episode we are joined by Frank King, a suicide prevention speaker and trainer. Frank’s family has experienced generational depression and suicide, which is what led him to become a five-time TEDx speaker on mental health matters.  Frank is also a stand-up comedian who wrote for The Tonight Show for 20 years. As a motivational public speaker, he brings humor to difficult subjects, and uses his life lessons to start the conversation surrounding depression and suicide.

Since the pandemic began, 40% of US adults have reported struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues. Right now, it is more important than ever to talk about depression, suicide, and mental health.

On this episode of the Live. Love. Engage. podcast:

  • How Frank got started in comedy and ended up working for The Tonight Show.
  • Explaining generational depression and chronic suicidal ideation.
  • What Frank calls the “superpower” side of suicide.
  • How he found out he had suicidal ideation.
  • How Frank began doing TEDx talks.
  • Almost everyone has a mental health story.
  • Statistics on suicide, and the connection to teen suicide.
  • How he plans to bring his message to high school students.
  • Why Frank worries about entrepreneurs right now.
  • Frank’s advice for entrepreneurs to manage stress.
  • How he manages his own stress day-to-day.
  • Why routine is important to mental health.
  • How neuro-normative people are now experiencing mental health issues situationally.
  • Social media can harm or help your mental health.
  • How parents can protect their teens with social media and cyberbullying.
  • Parents need to remember what it’s like being a child.
  • Peer support and how it can help people cope with depression.

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Known as The Insightful Copywriter, Gloria Grace Rand is also an inspirational speaker, author and host of the Live. Love. Engage. podcast. Prior to launching her SEO Copywriting business in 2009, Gloria spent nearly two decades in television, most notably as writer and producer for the award-winning PBS financial news program, “Nightly Business Report.”

Gloria turned to writing as a way to communicate, since growing up with an alcoholic father and abusive mother taught her that it was safer to be seen and not heard. But not speaking her truth caused Gloria problems such as overeating, control issues, and an inability to fully trust people. After investing in coaching & personal development programs, and studying spiritual books like “A Course in Miracles,” Gloria healed her emotional wounds. Today, she helps entrepreneurs develop clarity, confidence and connection to the truth of who you are, so you can create a business that has more impact, influence and income!

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