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Parenting & Teens

Inside the Teen Mind

Part five in a series from his book, Teen Suicide: The "Why" Behind America's Suicide Epidemic, Jeff Yalden weighs in on the developing brain in relation to teen behavior.

Mental Health and School Culture

Amazon bestselling author and mental health speaker Jeff Yalden lays out strategies for improving school culture and spirit, unifying the family unit and nurturing school staff. It’s not hard, but educators need to take ownership.

Ah . . . What happened at Bay Port High School

Ah . . . What happened at Bay Port High School

“In 27 years, I’ve never been attacked by students, teachers, and have threats and accusations pointed at me, my family, my assistant like I have at Bay Port High School. I did the same talk I do everywhere and stayed for the whole day with no visitor’s pass, free to roam the hallways, worked one on one with students. Had an amazing day with the counselors, social workers, and the students. But then, it was out of control with a group of students.” Here is Jeff’s take on what happened, why it happened, and the letter to the parents.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

Understanding Teen Anxiety & What to Do

Understanding Teen Anxiety & What to Do

In this blog post with VIDEO, Mental health speaker and author Jeff Yalden lays out the reasons behind teen anxiety and what to do when it occurs.

Thinking About Suicide – What To Do

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.

Perfectionism and Teens

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.

Teen Suicide: A Parent's Responsibility

Teen Suicide: A Parent's Responsibility

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.

The Momo Challenge: What You Need to Know

The Momo Challenge: What You Need to Know

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.