Creating a Safe Space to Discuss Life’s Challenges


In today’s episode of “Lest We Forget Historical Show,” we are joined by an extraordinary guest, Frank King, whose extensive credentials include being an International Suicide Prevention and Postvention Keynote Speaker and Trainer, Mental Health Comedian, an impressive 11-time (soon to be 12) TedxTalker, an Emcee, Award-Winning Author, a Certified Virtual Presenter in 10 languages, and, notably, a TedxTalk Coach. Frank King’s illustrious career also includes a remarkable 20-year stint as a writer for Jay Leno.

This particular episode is profoundly enlightening and impactful. Frank King candidly shares his personal journey, encompassing experiences with depression and suicide ideation. He delves into the backdrop of mental health within his own family, offering valuable insights into recognizing signs of depression in others and, crucially, how to intervene when someone expresses thoughts of suicide.

Among the critical topics Frank King covers is the concerning rise in suicide rates among teenagers and young adults, as well as the specific challenges faced by men dealing with mental health issues. His sage advice is to approach these conversations with empathy and directness. If someone mentions suicidal thoughts, it’s imperative to inquire about their plan and offer unwavering support. Frank emphasizes the importance of letting them know you are there for them and highlights the accessibility of the 988 crisis hotline in the USA and Puerto Rico. In cases where there’s imminent danger, he underscores the need to call 911 or promptly transport the individual to a hospital or mental health facility.

The message from this episode resounds clearly: We must engage in these vital conversations. Betsy wholeheartedly recommends visiting Frank King’s website for a wealth of further information and resources. Let’s work together to break the stigma surrounding mental health and ensure that no one faces their struggles alone.

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