Tim Krass’ harrowing, dramatic personal story weaves its way throughout his book YOU DON’T HAVE TO SWALLOW YOUR GUN. Tim lived with depression, suicide attempts and has studied masculinity for more than thirty-seven years. His diagnosed condition of ‘severe depressive disorder that is recurring’ was the reason that he abused marijuana, and that he had a knife in his hand in order to slit his wrists and bleed out. This condition ruined his business and personal relationships, and retarded his growth as a human being. His condition was a factor in causing his heart attack as well as expanding the size of his ego, which limited the quality of life.
Despite having a heart attack, Tim has lived through a severe depressive disorder that is recurring as well as his forty-one year addiction to drugs and alcohol. He understands what masculinity is and what masculinity is not, so he can ask for help with his diseases and give his best to living a healthy and happy life. He is dedicating his life to create awareness of his story so that other men don’t have to go through the pain and suffering that he experienced because men CAN get the support they require to manage their depression and many times addictions, in order to be the best version of themselves. He wants to help as many people and save as many lives as possible.
Tim Krass is a veteran media and entertainment executive, who is also a writer as well as a leadership coach for business executives. Krass holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Georgetown University and an M.A. in Sport Management from The Ohio State University. Krass has had executive roles with major media companies such as FOX and Univision where he exceeded their network distribution goals and fine-tuned their leadership style in order to maximize asset value in today’s multi-platform, multi-media environment. Krass has studied masculinity and taught leadership training for more than thirty-seven years.
He has served on the Board of Directors for the Southern California Cable Marketing Council, the Board of Advisors of the Georgetown University Entertainment and Media Alliance, and was Chairman of the Magic Johnson Sports Star Award, benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Krass has also volunteered for Little League, Big Brothers of Los Angeles, and HELP of Carpinteria, California. He is an avid golfer and a fan of European soccer, college and professional basketball, and college football. Krass resides in Redondo Beach, CA, where he is an active participant in twelve step meetings covering marijuana, depression and alcohol, as well as working with men regarding alcoholism, addiction and masculinity.