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Loss

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…

Teen Suicide in another county brings Teen Mental Health Speaker to Queen City, TX

Teen Suicide in another county brings Teen Mental Health Speaker to Queen City, TX

Teen Mental Health Speaker and Suicide Prevention Expert, Jeff Yalden visits Queen City ISD after a student took his life in a neighboring community. The superintendent of schools and the chief of police wanted to do something for their students. A month later, Jeff Yalden arrived on campus and spent a full day with Queen City ISD.

Mental Health Speaker visits Burkburnett High School

Mental Health Speaker visits Burkburnett High School

Teen Mental Health Motivational Speaker, Jeff Yalden visits Burkburnett High School again. This time to speak to the high school students, parents, and community leaders. Prior to his second visit to Burkburnett he was invited to speak to teachers and staff after a student ended his life. This time he came and inspired the students and parents to not be afraid to speak up, motivation, purpose, where are you emotionally today, where do you want to go, and how do you want to get there. Visit www.TheJYF.org for more information about Mental Health Speaker and Teen Motivational Speaker Jeff Yalden.

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.