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Dr. E's Highway to Health Show Episode 37

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Highway to Health: Ep 37 - Frank King

In This Episode:

Acts of suicide are a lot more common than we think. There’s way too many people who have thought about, planned, or even tried to commit suicide multiple times in their lives. And Frank is one of them.
In this episode he shares with us how he raises awareness through public speaking and how he helps others who are going through similar experiences.

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Actionable Steps:

How to Recognize Suicidal Signs in Others

  1. Personal hygiene – when someone stops taking care of themselves, is not groomed, does not shower, etc…
  2. Stops taking care of their overall health – they eat too much, sleep too much or doesn’t sleep.
  3. They do not find joy in activities they used to enjoy.

What to say to a depressed individual

  1. Don’t say anything, just listen.
  2. Say something like: “I’m here for you. And I mean it.”
  3. Don’t say things like: “Turn that frown upside down” or any of those common comments.

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Our Guest for this Episode:

Frank King

Mental Health Comedian

Frank King, Suicide Prevention speaker and Trainer was a writer for The Tonight Show for 20 years.
He believes that where there is humor there is hope, where there is laughter there is life, nobody dies laughing. The right person, at the right time, with the right information, can save a life.

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