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