Suicide Prevention: You Can Make a Difference and Save a Life A former writer for The Tonight Show, Speaker, and TED Talker, www.FrankTEDTalk.com, Frank King uses his lifetime battle with depression & thoughts of suicide, as well as his skills as a keynoter, as a vehicle for ending Suicide on Campus. He begins with Signs and Symptoms of Depression and thoughts of Suicide, and finishes with Solutions, and Postvention (what to do after a Suicide) techniques. He can do a general session for entire student body, followed by breakout sessions customized for the higher-risk student groups on campus: LGBTQ, Native Americans, Latinos & Latinas, Alaskan Natives, African-Americans, and veterans. Frank can leave a lasting legacy by certifying Resident Advisors, Faculty, and Staff with a Train the Trainer Program. 1100 college students die by suicide every year. The good news is: you can do something about that, you can make a difference, you can save a life.
I have had several conversations with colleagues, as well as my supervisor, who were in attendance. All of the feedback that I have heard is that Frank’s presentation was very insightful with very good, very valuable information for those in attendance. Thank you!
Nate Thies, Associate Director of Student Development, Kansas Wesleyan University
Bestselling Author of Permanent Midnight and I, Fatty
Testimonial from Lynchburg College
"The most rewarding moment of the night was when a young woman came up after my keynote and asked if she could give me a hug. I said, 'Sure, so you’re a hugger,' and she said, 'No, not normally, but I battle mental illness, and as you were talking I said to myself, ‘finally someone who gets it!’' She said that the hour she spent listening to my keynote did her more good than her last three months of therapy, 'because,' she said 'you understand me.' That’s why I do this." - Frank King