A former writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Frank King uses his lifetime battle with depression and his skills as a full time comedian and speaker as a vehicle for social change. Tailored presentations are available for human resource departments, colleges and universities, workplace or company functions. Depression is the most common mental health disorder in the workplace 1 and affects about one in 10 employees. Mental illness, when untreated or under-treated, often manifests as a performance issue, such as absenteeism or compromised productivity. The annual economic, indirect cost of mental illnesses is estimated to be at least $79 billion. Most of that amount--approximately $63 billion--reflects the cost of lost productivity. Mental illness causes more days of work loss and work impairment than chronic health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, arthritis, back pain, hypertension, and heart disease. Solution? Become a Mental Health First Responder.
Laugh and Learn How, When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Joking Day in and day out people face pain, loss, stresses, and personal messes. As a Certified Laugh Coach, Stress Reduction Specialist, and Professional Comedian since 1985, who has totaled one marriage, two heart valves, and three cars, and turned a million dollar real estate portfolio, amassed by age 52, into, a $125,000 real estate portfolio by age 53, I offer time-tested tools for using humor to turn pain into punchlines, losses into laughs, and messes and stresses into successes
A friend was trying to adopt a little boy from Nepal, and everyone had signed off on the adoption except Homeland Security, yes, Homeland Security, and if somebody didn't do something, the clock would run out and the little boy would remain in Nepal. I told my friend that I would see what I could do...hoping that I could somehow do my networking magic, and make the adoption happen...long shot though it may be...