Friday, April 5 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mental With Benefits, the Evolutionary Advantages of Mental Illness; There are Two Kinds of Comedians, Diagnosed and Undiagnosed

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What would be the impact if we reframed mental illness as a combination of mental illness and mental able-ness?  What if in addition to counseling and medication to treat a disability, we showed people ways to embrace, utilize, and celebrate their extraordinary ability?  I believe the positive impact would be incalculable.  People would learn that they are not broken, they were made this way.  So, for me it comes down to the question; if this, then that, what is the connection?  If this, my mental illness, give me that, my mental able-ness, what is the connection?  I believe the connection is the why, and I believe the why is found in evolution.

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Frank King

Suicide Prevention Speaker, Mental Health Comedian
Frank King, Suicide Prevention Speaker, was a writer for The Tonight Show for 20 years, is a Corporate Comedian, and podcast personality, who was featured on CNN’s Business Unusual.Depression and suicide run his family. He’s thought about killing himself more times than he can... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom