Frank King: How can we screen, assess, and reduce the risk of suicide on college campuses?

Today we have with us Frank King! He is a six Time TEDx Talker, TEDx and Speaker Marketing Coach, and Former writer for The Tonight Show for 20 Years. He’s fought a lifetime battle with depression, and thoughts of suicide, turning that long dark journey of the soul into 5 TEDx Talks, and sharing his insights on Suicide Prevention and Post-vention with corporations, associations, and college audiences. He’s had two aortic valve replacements, a double bypass, a massive heart attack, and three stents, and lived to joke about it all, so he is truly funny at heart.

On episode # 145, we find out why Frank chose UNC Chapel Hill for his undergraduate experience, what it was like to be a writer for the Tonight Show (Jay Leno) for 20 years, what it was like to work the comedy circuit with Jerry Seinfeld, Jeff Foxworthy, Ron White, Adam Sandler, Dennis Miller, Ellen DeGeneres, Rosie O’Donnel, Kevin Nealon, and Kevin James, how we can screen, assess, and reduce the risk of suicide on college campuses, what are the objects, substances, and actions that are common in suicide attempts, what are some of the best practices for connecting the patient to referral, how any of our listeners find their idea worth spreading and get a TEDx talk, and Frank’s favorite restaurant in Springfield, Oregon. Enjoy!