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.
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.
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.
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.