Mental Health for Longevity
Mental Health is a reoccurring topic nationwide and in our county, and needs to be addressed for not only for personal healthy living but for a healthier community. But it is a big undertaking. In this year’s Longevity event, “Striking a conversation: Mental Health for All Ages,” the Post Independent — with the help of event sponsors — will be examining issues and solutions for a healthy mind at various different ages through reporting and micro-events.
We will also feature a panel of local mental health professionals to answer questions and share local resources for our community.
Frank King, aka The Mental Health Comedian, is a Suicide Prevention and Post-vention Public Speaker and Trainer who turned a lifelong battle with depression into a keynote worth spreading. After writing for the Tonight Show for 20-plus
years and performing corporate comedy, Frank’s attention...His mission is to end the stigma surrounding mental health by sharing his insights with anyone and everyone who will listen in an effort to “start the conversation.”
Frank has thought about killing himself more times than he can count. Like many of us, depression and suicide run in his family. He addresses his own trials and tribulations using a tool people from all walks of life can relate to, humor. With his TED Talk A Matter of Life or Death” he openly addresses topics considered taboo in today’s society.