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Mental Health

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…

When You Need a Time-Out

We’re “plugged in” 24/7. Sometimes we need to take a time-out. In episode 84 of Mental Health and Motivation: The Unlikely Life Coach, speaker and Amazon bestselling author Jeff Yalden lays out the benefits of taking a “you day” and more.

The Grind and Self-Care

Are you a public speaker? Do you have a sales job that requires you to be on the road constantly? Do you ever feel like you are having an off day, despite the fact that you have the skills to crush the day, make that sale or complete that talk? Speaker and Amazon bestselling author Jeff Yalden has some advice for you right here, right now.

TEEN SUICIDE AND MENTAL HEALTH

Mental health speaker and Amazon bestselling author lays out principles from his new book, Teen Suicide: The “Why” Behind America’s Suicide Epidemic. Part one in a series.

LIVING WITH BIPOLAR: LIFE, LOVE, ACCEPTANCE & SUPPORT

Mental health speaker and Amazon bestselling author Jeff Yalden lives with bipolar II disorder, but something happened recently that made him feel like he IS doing well. A little rant about life, love, acceptance, and support.

Mindset Motivation - Getting Into Your Routine

Having a meaningful routine in place can make a huge difference in your life. In this blog post, Amazon bestselling author Jeff Yalden explores the importance of a positive mindset.

Parenting: Raising Children Depressed and Suicidal

Parenting: Raising Children Depressed and Suicidal

Parenting teens that are suicidal and struggling with mental illness should be a concern for today’s youth. Jeff Yalden is a teen mental health and teen suicide prevention speaker who works with school communities as a youth mental health motivational speaker for high school motivational assemblies and speaks with teachers, counselors, parents, and community leaders.

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.

Teen Suicide Ideation: Asking the Questions and What's Next

Teen Suicide Ideation: Asking the Questions and What's Next

Watch a real life situation where a student comes to speak to teen mental health professional Jeff Yalden and it quickly turns into a person asking for help without realizing it. Jeff engages in conversation to listen, build a relationship, and earn the trust of the student. Red flags are shown during conversation and before you know it, Jeff is asking the suicide questions. This young lady is in care getting the help she needs and Jeff saves another teen.

#FlockTogether2019 with Glendale High School

#FlockTogether2019 with Glendale High School

Top Teen Mental Health Speaker and High School Motivational Speaker spent the day with Glendale High School students and staff of Springfield, Missouri talking Teen Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, and It’s Okay to Ask for Help. Glendale High School did a survey recently in which they discovered 7% of their students were suicidal and had a plan. They quickly went proactive and wanted to reach out and let the students know they care about them and there is help. They put on an amazing event around teen mental health.

Foster Care: Judson Center Hope for a Home Conference

Foster Care: Judson Center Hope for a Home Conference

Foster Care Hope for a Home Conference sponsored by the Judson Center, Adrian, MI. Jeff Yalden delivers an epic talk to parents and children of foster care services on February 23, 2019. His talk was real, powerful, interactive and from the heart. Jeff told his story about living as a man diagnosed with mental illness and spoke truth about not being a victim but rising up and taking total responsibility with acknowledging the situation, accepting the situation, and working every day to fix the situation. For more information about Mental Health motivational speaker and youth mental health speaker, Jeff Yalden, please visit www.TheJYF.org.

Clinton Central Bulldogs: Another Indiana High School Brings in Jeff Yalden

Clinton Central Bulldogs: Another Indiana High School Brings in Jeff Yalden

Clinton Central High School brings in top youth motivational mental health speaker, Jeff Yalden. Jeff spends a full day working with teens, teachers, and speaking to the parents and community. Teen Mental Health Expert and Author, Jeff Yalden visits Clinton Central and Clinton Prairie High Schools in February of 2019. These two communities have experienced their share of loss and heartache.

In-School Teen Suicides: Want To Know Where?

In-School Teen Suicides: Want To Know Where?

In-School Suicides are Happening and You Need to Know Where!

Motivational mental health speaker Jeff Yalden talks about seven in-school suicides that happened in school bathrooms in 2018. Does your school have an emergency plan for an in-school suicide or suicide attempt? Watch this video and see where teen suicides are happening in schools. Video

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

High School Teens Suicidal

An alarming number of high school students are thinking about taking their lives right now. Many have a plan and have attempted suicide already. A quick message for teens, parents, teachers and administrators. Let’s end the stigma!

How to Improve School Culture and Student Well-Being

Youth motivational and mental health speaker Jeff Yalden lays out two very simple but hugely effective ways to improve our school culture with very little effort.

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.