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I Got FIRED By My Doctor and What I Learned

I Got FIRED By My Doctor and What I Learned

Mental health speaker and author Jeff Yalden recently got FIRED by his doctor. In this blog post with VIDEO, Jeff recounts the unnerving tale and highlights a timeless and positive principle at work even in the face of unpleasant situations.

Understanding Teen Anxiety & What to Do

Understanding Teen Anxiety & What to Do

In this blog post with VIDEO, Mental health speaker and author Jeff Yalden lays out the reasons behind teen anxiety and what to do when it occurs.

Thinking About Suicide – What To Do

In this blog post with VIDEO, Mental health speaker, author and suicide prevention expert Jeff Yalden offers his expertise to those who can’t seem to stop thinking about suicide.

Perfectionism and Teens

We need to stop putting pressure on our kids to be good at everything. This pushes them toward perfectionism and undercuts the core ingredients needed for true success.

Jourdanton, Texas: The Forever Decision Takes Another Young Life

Jourdanton, Texas: The Forever Decision Takes Another Young Life

Mental health speaker Jeff Yalden recently visited Jourdanton, Texas after a seventh-grader made the forever decision to take his own life. Some say bullying is to blame. It’s time to get comfortable being uncomfortable and talking about teen suicide.

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.