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The Funny Shrink


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Meet Our Co-Hosts

  • Mike Cotayo, Host

    Mike knows how to handle difficult people because he was one! Surviving a traumatic brain injury, he overcame his own addiction to drugs. He then went on to devote over 20 years of his professional life as a clinical social worker servicing the needs of the mentally ill and chemically addicted.

    As an expert in treating patients with borderline personalities, he has delivered keynotes internationally, including speaking at the European Association of Gestalt Therapy in Sicily. He has also traveled to Ireland and Canada to participate in keynote speaking events.

    Besides his career as a clinical social worker, Mike has also achieved acclaim as a stand up comedian where he discovered how he could use the power of humor to help others heal. He has headlined at The Laugh Factory in New York City, as well as Binghamton University, Columbia University and Kansas State University.

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  • Frank King, CoHost

    Frank King, Suicide Prevention speaker and Trainer was a writer for
    The Tonight Show for 20 years. Depression and suicide run in his family. He’s thought about killing himself more times than he can count. He’s fought a lifetime battle with Major Depressive Disorder and Chronic Suicidality, turning that long dark journey of the soul into five TEDx Talks and sharing his lifesaving insights on Mental Health Awareness with associations, corporations, and colleges.
    A Motivational Public Speaker who uses his life lessons to start the
    conversation giving people permission to give voice to their feelings
    and experiences surrounding depression and suicide. And doing it by coming out, as it were, and standing in his truth, and doing it with humor. 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.

What is The Funny Shrink?

They say laughter is the best medicine, and no one knows that better than comedians. In this podcast, co-hosts Mike Cotayo (The Funny Shrink) and Frank King (The Mental Health Comedian) talk about how they have used humor to get through the toughest of situations. Come have a listen on the comedy couch! Disclaimer: The views, opinions and endorsements expressed in each podcast episode are those of the host and guests, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Mental Health News Radio Network.


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