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