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Teen Suicide

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.

Screen Time and Mental health

Part four in a series based on his new book, Teen Suicide: The "Why" Behind America's Suicide Epidemic, Jeff Yalden weighs in on the rise of the smartphone and other devices - and how too much screen time can adversely impact your child’s mental health.

Clearfield-Jefferson 10th Annual Suicide Prevention Walk

Clearfield-Jefferson 10th Annual Suicide Prevention Walk

Mental Health Keynote Speaker Jeff Yalden was the keynote speaker for the Clearfield-Jefferson 10th Annual Suicide Prevention Mental Health Awareness Walk in DuBois, PA.

Self-Responsibility the Core of Jeff Yalden’s Message at Habersham Ninth Grade Academy

Top Teen Mental Health Speaker Jeff Yalden visits Habersham County Schools and spends two days with Habersham Ninth Grade Academy in Mount Airy, Ga., after a middle school student ended his life by suicide. Jeff delivers a message about self-responsibility.  

Jeff plants seeds and hopes to instill a growth mindset that stays with them long after he leaves the building. It is important to Jeff that students are not afraid to ask questions, ask for help and want to get to know themselves.  

If you want information about Jeff Yalden coming to your school community, please go HERE.

MENTAL ILLNESS: THE GREATEST PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS OF OUR TIME?

Mental health speaker and Amazon bestselling author says mental illness threatens to become the greatest public health crisis of our time. Part three of a series of principles based on his new new book, Teen Suicide: The “Why” Behind America’s Suicide Epidemic.

MENTAL ILLNESS: BREAKING THE STIGMA

Mental health speaker and Amazon bestselling author lays out principles from his new book, Teen Suicide: The “Why” Behind America’s Suicide Epidemic. Part two in a series.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Teacher In-Service Burkburnett ISD - Teen Suicide & Mental Health

Teacher In-Service Burkburnett ISD - Teen Suicide & Mental Health

No school administrator is ever given a certificate on how to handle the suicide of a student or staff member. Jeff Yalden is a teen mental health motivational speaker and suicide prevention expert specializing in working with school communities: teens, teachers, parents and community. Here is Jeff as the keynote speaker to the teachers, staff, counselors, and administration of Burkburnett ISD in Texas.

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.