Frank King knew he wanted to be a stand-up comedian since he was four years old. After being sidetracked by years of doing what other people wanted him to do with his life, he finally decided to live the life he knew that he was meant to live.
Frank focuses much of his comedy material on mental health issues, particularly suicide. In addition to entertaining his audience, his goal is to reach out to people who may be quietly suffering and thought that they were alone. He has also performed a series of TED talks.
In addition to speaking and performing, Frank is involved in multiple other activities to inform and educate the public. He provides a continuing education service to healthcare providers that allows them to meet state requirements for suicide prevention training. He also maintains a support group for dentists. Frank hosts several podcasts, including a show right here on the Mental Health News Radio Network.
For men who are looking for support and answers on how they might deal with personal issues, please get Frank King’s new book on the subject of men helping men: Guts, Grit & The Grind: A Mental Mechanics Manual.