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Jeff Yalden

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…

Why Teens Self-Harm

Why Teens Self-Harm

Teen Suicide and Self-Harm is a national healthcare crisis that is alarming our families and school administrators and counselors. Although self-harm is not a mental disorder it is a way for teens to relive stress and anxieties where they’re controlling their emotions. If the teen doesn’t get the support and treatment they need self-harm could lead to strong suicidal ideation. Jeff Yalden works with school communities consulting on teen mental health, suicide prevention, and crisis intervention.

Teen Suicide in the Media

Mental health speaker and Amazon bestselling author Jeff Yalden responds to a recent USA Today story about the rise in teen suicides in recent years - a trend he calls an epidemic. It’s time for us to get comfortable being uncomfortable talking about teen suicide. It’s all about breaking the stigma attached to mental illness and suicide and keeping the conversation going. It’s OK to ask for help.

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.

Student Leaders: After the Student Council Conference

Student Leaders: After the Student Council Conference

Attending a state student leadership conference is an experience for student leaders in student council. Jeff Yalden speaks at a lot of student council conferences and shares a quick message for student council delegates to not let these experiences be wasted. What to do now that the conference is over, but a new normal is about to take place. Missouri State Student Council Conference leadership speaker, Jeff Yalden.

Missouri State Student Council Keynote Speaker

Missouri State Student Council Keynote Speaker

Teen Leadership Motivational Speaker Jeff Yalden is a keynote speaker at the Missouri State Student Council Conference hosted by Lindbergh High School.

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

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.

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.

LEADERSHIP: The Greatest Lesson You'll Ever Learn

LEADERSHIP: The Greatest Lesson You'll Ever Learn

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.