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Mental Health Speaker

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

Teen Suicidal Ideation: A Full Assessment That Saved Her Life

Teen Suicidal Ideation: A Full Assessment That Saved Her Life

Teen Suicidal Ideation: A full assessment made that saved the life of a teenager. Watch Jeff Yalden, Teen Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Expert have an easy conversation with a teenager that demonstrates how to ask questions, how to engage the teen, how to build the relationship and get their trust. Take all signs seriously. If you are looking for a speaker on Teen Mental Health in your school community, contact Jeff’s office today at www.TheJYF.org.

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.

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.

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.

Are You Suicidal?

Are You Suicidal?

Are you suicidal? Do you know someone who is?

Suicide is a permanent action to a temporary situation. In this post with video, Jeff Yalden cuts through all of the jargon and gets to the heart of the matter. No judgment. Just support.

It’s OK to ask for help.

Suicide . . . A Mother's Story

Suicide . . . A Mother's Story

Jeff Yalden is a renowned teen mental health and suicide prevention educator speaking in school communities all over the world. His National Coordinator/Assistant, Betty Brennan is an amazing lady who has experienced the loss of suicide. Her son, Kyler, at 15 years old took his life and Betty has become a powerhouse in her relentless pursuit to make a difference and give back. As Jeff’s assistant, she is amazing and is as important as Jeff is in their work together on Teen Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Advocacy. Here is Betty Brennan’s story.

My Life Conference: 700 Young Ladies

My Life Conference: 700 Young Ladies

My Life Conference was hosted by the Northeastern Tribal Health System in Miami, OK and Jeff Yalden was one of the keynote speakers for 700 plus high school young ladies. The conference, MY LIFE, addressed mental health, suicide prevention, abstinence, making good choices, self-esteem, attitude, and so much more.

Gila County Public Health Department invited Jeff Yalden to Payson High School

Gila County Public Health Department invited Jeff Yalden to Payson High School

Gila County Public Health Department invited renowned Teen Mental Health Motivational Speaker, Jeff Yalden to the states #1 county for Teen Pregnancy.  https://youtu.be/DM6JXUuHx2Y

Mental Health Speaker: USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Mental Health Speaker: USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

USC Verdugo Hills held their 3rd Annual Suicide Awareness & Prevention Conference on September 8, 2018 with renowned mental health motivational speaker, Jeff Yalden. The conference theme was Communities Fight Stigma Together: Having Courageous Conversations about Preventing Suicide.

Suicide Prevention Month: Live with ABC News

Suicide Prevention Month: Live with ABC News

Mental Health Motivational Speaker and Suicide Prevention Expert, Jeff Yalden was LIVE on ABC15 Good Morning Carolina’s today with Crystal Costa talking mental health and suicide prevention while promoting the Myrtle Beach 5K Speak Up ; Reach Out - It’s OK to ask for Help event on December 8, 2018.