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Alyssa Shepherd: Anger or Forgiveness? Hate or Acceptance?

Alyssa Shepherd: Anger or Forgiveness? Hate or Acceptance?

In this blog post with VIDEO, mental health speaker Jeff Yalden shares his thoughts on loss, the grieving process and forgiveness following a horrific accident that took the lives of three young siblings in Rochester, Indiana.

Delaware Valley High School: A Tragic Accident, Loss and Resilience

Delaware Valley High School: A Tragic Accident, Loss and Resilience

On the morning he was set to speak at Delaware Valley High School in Milford, Pa., mental health speaker Jeff Yalden got the news that one of their juniors had died the night before in a horrific car accident. This is the story of loss, grieving and resilience.

Are You Suicidal?

Are You Suicidal?

Are you suicidal? Do you know someone who is?

Suicide is a permanent action to a temporary situation. In this post with video, Jeff Yalden cuts through all of the jargon and gets to the heart of the matter. No judgment. Just support.

It’s OK to ask for help.

LEADERSHIP: The Greatest Lesson You'll Ever Learn

LEADERSHIP: The Greatest Lesson You'll Ever Learn

Leadership in all facets of life comes down to two questions. Whether you are a Corporate CEO or Captain of your High School sports teams, Student Council, Class President, PTA President, Principal, or Superintendent, in all relationships and that is leadership, we must answer two questions every day.

Suicide . . . A Mother's Story

Suicide . . . A Mother's Story

Jeff Yalden is a renowned teen mental health and suicide prevention educator speaking in school communities all over the world. His National Coordinator/Assistant, Betty Brennan is an amazing lady who has experienced the loss of suicide. Her son, Kyler, at 15 years old took his life and Betty has become a powerhouse in her relentless pursuit to make a difference and give back. As Jeff’s assistant, she is amazing and is as important as Jeff is in their work together on Teen Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Advocacy. Here is Betty Brennan’s story.

Youth Pastors: Bringing our Youth Closer to God

Youth Pastors: Bringing our Youth Closer to God

Read all about what awesome things happened when Jeff visited with local youth pastors in Highland Park, Texas - a beautiful community just north of Dallas. Hint: It had everything to do with the right questions and getting our youth closer to God.

My Life Conference: 700 Young Ladies

My Life Conference: 700 Young Ladies

My Life Conference was hosted by the Northeastern Tribal Health System in Miami, OK and Jeff Yalden was one of the keynote speakers for 700 plus high school young ladies. The conference, MY LIFE, addressed mental health, suicide prevention, abstinence, making good choices, self-esteem, attitude, and so much more.

Gila County Public Health Department invited Jeff Yalden to Payson High School

Gila County Public Health Department invited Jeff Yalden to Payson High School

Gila County Public Health Department invited renowned Teen Mental Health Motivational Speaker, Jeff Yalden to the states #1 county for Teen Pregnancy.  https://youtu.be/DM6JXUuHx2Y

Mental Health Speaker: USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Mental Health Speaker: USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

USC Verdugo Hills held their 3rd Annual Suicide Awareness & Prevention Conference on September 8, 2018 with renowned mental health motivational speaker, Jeff Yalden. The conference theme was Communities Fight Stigma Together: Having Courageous Conversations about Preventing Suicide.

Suicide Prevention Month: Live with ABC News

Suicide Prevention Month: Live with ABC News

Mental Health Motivational Speaker and Suicide Prevention Expert, Jeff Yalden was LIVE on ABC15 Good Morning Carolina’s today with Crystal Costa talking mental health and suicide prevention while promoting the Myrtle Beach 5K Speak Up ; Reach Out - It’s OK to ask for Help event on December 8, 2018.

Teachers: You Make a Difference

Teachers: You Make a Difference

Teachers: You make a difference. What is a teacher? Do you remember your favorite teacher or teachers? What was it about that or those teachers? Today, our teachers have to be willing to do more with less. Teaching today is tougher than ever before, but the responsibility is also greater than ever before. Thank you for being a teacher. You have changed and influenced my life.

Teacher In-Service Burkburnett ISD - Teen Suicide & Mental Health

Teacher In-Service Burkburnett ISD - Teen Suicide & Mental Health

No school administrator is ever given a certificate on how to handle the suicide of a student or staff member. Jeff Yalden is a teen mental health motivational speaker and suicide prevention expert specializing in working with school communities: teens, teachers, parents and community. Here is Jeff as the keynote speaker to the teachers, staff, counselors, and administration of Burkburnett ISD in Texas.

Teen Suicide: A Parent's Responsibility

Teen Suicide: A Parent's Responsibility

Teen Suicide: A Parent’s Responsibility

Could it have been that the parent’s were called and notified about the well-being of their daughter, but they weren’t receptive or present to receiving the phone call? Perhaps, sometimes we don’t hear what we need to hear because we don’t know what to do or aren’t capable of what to do. Maybe, we think our child is going through a phase and that shortly our child will snap out of the funk. Then, it happens and the finality of teen suicide hits, yet, we can’t go back.

Morgan High School Community: We are Raider Pride!

Morgan High School Community: We are Raider Pride!

Morgan County, Ohio is a small rural community in southeast Ohio who has been impacted by loss. The whole community is struggling.  A couple of years ago, a car accident took the lives of two students.  This has impacted the community greatly. 

During the winter months of 2018, a young boy in grade 11 made a forever decision to end his life.  This wasn't easy on a community already hurting and looking for meaning and understanding.  Teachers, staff, parents, and community devastated.  The classmates and students crushed.  Then, a couple months later, another grade 11 young lady made a forever decision herself.  

They school community invites Teen Mental Health and Teen Suicide Prevention expert, Jeff Yalden to the school to speak to teens, teachers, parents and community.

Raped? My Responsibility?

Raped? My Responsibility?

Raped? One in four young ladies by time they’re 18 years old will be raped or sexually assaulted. It might not be your fault, but it’s now your responsibility. Jeff Yalden is a teen mental health expert and youth motivational speaker.

Indiana 4-H Leadership Camp

Indiana 4-H Leadership Camp

Indiana 4-H Summer Leadership Camp

Jeff Yalden, Youth Motivational Speaker as their keynote speaker. Theme was Celebrate and Jeff celebrates his time with Indiana Youth 4-H Student Leaders help at Purdue University.

Margo

Margo! That’s it. A woman who has been so instrumental personally and professionally in the man I’ve become and my success as a motivational speaker. Margo has been diagnosed with cancer and the doctors said, “It’s time to put her affairs in order.” But who is Margo? No titles, but I will tell her testimony so her legacy will live on. Margo.

The Momo Challenge: What You Need to Know

The Momo Challenge: What You Need to Know

The Momo Challenge on WhatsApp Profile that once contacted the Momo App threatens to curse those who don’t resond and sends terrifying tasks that can ultimately lead to Teen Suicide. The successor to the famed Blue Whale Challenge that garnered world-wide attention. Jeff Yalden is a teen mental health and teen suicide prevention expert. www.JeffYaldenFoundation.com.