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As a person with Asperger's, I have discovered that no matter how hard I try to be courteous and polite, sometimes I say things that sound tactless without knowing it. Whenever I tripped, I would be acutely embarrassed and withdraw as a defense mechanism. This was...

Mental Health New Year’s Resolutions

Mental Health New Year’s Resolutions A blog by The Mental Health Comedian   2017 has been a crazy year of ups and downs. A lot of great things have happened, but a lot of very public and very bad things have happened as well. It has been more important than ever...

Millennials and Mental Health

Millennials and Mental Health A blog by The Mental Health Comedian Millennials are often referred to as the “anxious generation.” The world they have grown up in is vastly different than any before them. They were the first to grow up with the constant presence of...

Coping with Anxiety

Coping with Anxiety A blog by the Mental Health Comedian Anxiety is a natural feeling to experience, and isn’t always a bad thing. The effects of anxiety stem from our flight or fight sense, which kept our ancestor’s safe. That adrenaline rush still benefits us in...

Strictly funny, from my friend Tim Hunter

President Trump now admits there are no tapes of James Comey. Meanwhile, Comey confessed that he never DVR'd "The Apprentice." Michael Vick's father has been charged with dealing heroin and money laundering. So, in the grand scheme of things, Michael actually turned...

Oh for the love of irony, bigoted Steve Scalise saved by a African-American gay woman

Steve Scalise, the House Majority Whip who was shot by a gunman who attacked a congressional baseball practice on Wednesday, has kept company with racists. He was forced to apologize for speaking at an international conference of white supremacists, and reportedly referred to himself as “David Duke without the baggage.” Following Scalise’s shooting, Duke praised him for “defending white civil rights.”

Depression and Suicide  Tuesday’s Solitary Nation Podcast

Depression and Suicide Tuesday’s Solitary Nation Podcast

Depression and Suicide is the discussion on this Tuesday’s Solitary Nation Podcast. But, it’s not all gloom and doom!
I speak with comedian (yes, a comedian!), Frank King – Mental Health Comedian about the signs of depression and the statistics of suicide among ex-offenders. Frank King is a nationally recognized professional motivational mental speaker, health comedian and Ted Talk trainer….

Top Suicide Prevention and Postvention Speaker

Top Suicide Prevention and Postvention Speaker

I’m guessing you’re here because you’ve been tasked with selecting just the right Suicide Prevention and Postvention Public Speaker and Trainer for your next event? Call (858)405-5653 or email Frank@TheSuicidePreventionSpeaker.com Is it your job to find the perfect...

Suicide Prevention in the Workplace

“A shift is occurring right now,” says Sandra Kuhn, principal of total health management at Mercer. “The delivery of behavioral health services is complicated and challenged with many issues, such as cost of care, inconsistent quality and standards, access to care, integration with medical and of course stigma.”

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Middle Aged Men, Endangered Species; Suicide Prevention

Men tend not to take care of themselves, physically or mentally. They wait to long to have a colonoscopy, they wait too long to have a prostate exam, they wait too long to have a doctor look at the lump in their testicle, they wait to long to tell someone about their chest pain and shortness of breath, and they often don’t tell anyone that they are depressed and having thoughts of suicide.

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College Suicide Prevention

Listen to Frank speak with Kayla Desroches of Yellowstone Public  I've done some radio. Co-hosted a rock and roll morning show in Raleigh, NC on WRDU 106.1 and took it from number one to number six in eighteen months...and of course I got fired. I did an afternoon...

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Suicide, an Epidemic for College Students

Frank being interviewed by The Studio at North Rim   What if three people a day, every day died from something eminently preventable? What if it wasn’t a result of dangerous behavior like smoking, drinking or opioid abuse? Those people have a name college students.  ...

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Bird Box and Thoughts

Okay, spoiler alert. If you haven’t seen the Netflix movie “Bird Box” this post may spoil it for you. Which is good news, as you’ll save the two hours watching something that should have been called “Bottom of the Bird Cage.” It was awful, mental health issues aside....

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Sex and Suicide; Mental Health and the Orgasm

Treat Your Depression Singlehandedly Meditation, Medication, and Masturbation Turns out that I’ve been self-medicating for years. Oh, come on, you can’t tell me that it wasn’t a big day in your life when you discovered that little one-piece home entertainment system....

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Suicide Epidemic

Suicide Epidemic

From Inside the Head of Alisa McLaughlin, as part of her blog The Write Life: The Rave: Letting Go Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, Kurt Cobain- how could someone famous do that? The compulsion to suicide comes from within, and the death of the famous increases the...

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