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Grieving

18 Suicides in 18 Months: Jeff Yalden Shakes Things Up in Alaska

Kotzebue, Alaska is 33 miles north of the Arctic Circle on Alaska's western coast. With a population of just over 3000 people, the community has been rocked by 18 suicides in 18 months. Last month, mental health speaker and author Jeff Yalden was hired as a consultant and to shake things up. Here’s what happened…

Clinton Prairie Jr. Sr. High School Youth Suicide Prevention & Mental Health

Clinton Prairie Jr. Sr. High School Youth Suicide Prevention & Mental Health

Indiana Community has six teen deaths in a year and a half.

Teen Mental Health expert and Teen Motivational Speaker, Jeff Yalden comes to help this community understand and move forward. This small rural community in Indiana has been hit hard with loss. Six students (two alumni) in the past one and a half years have lost their lives. This isn’t including loss in surrounding communities close to Clinton Prairie. Indiana is one of Jeff’s biggest states working with school communities. In recent years, Indiana has been ranked #2 in teen completed deaths. Watch Video

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.