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.
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.