Find out what happened when Mental health speaker and Amazon bestselling author Jeff Yalden encountered a man who had just told his wife that he was having thoughts of suicide - and read all about Jeff’s self-care advice for those who might be struggling with mental health issues.
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.
I needed this day. I needed to laugh and take it all in. Love what I do, but this past few days were some of the hardest days of my life. After what happened with Bayport High School I really wanted to quit. Give up. I was beat.
Thankfully, Bayport High School is behind me, for the most part. Still receiving messages on the daily from teachers, staff, students, parents, other communities too. Other educators, teachers, and former students from the Green Bay area in support and embarrassed about how Bayport High School handled the whole day. I appreciate it, but the damage that was done is forever on the internet and it’s disgusting.
You know, I haven’t received any messages from the superintendent or any of the school administration. The things that bothers me the most is one word we preach to our students everyday . . . INTEGRITY.
Anyways, I wanted to cancel the past two days and take a break, but I couldn’t. Conneaut High School in Ohio brought me because on December 13, 2018, a former student took his life. The family wanted instead of donations, flowers, etc., they wanted to raise money to bring me into their school to spend the day with the students, staff, parents and community. How could I cancel when they wanted me and what they all had to go through for me to come to their school? No way was I cancelling and it was a great day.
After Conneaut, OH, I had a three hour drive to McGuffey, OH to speak at Upper Scioto Valley High School. I arrived on campus at 7:30am for the administration and counselors meet and greet. One of the first things I did hear is that they had 700 discipline referrals this year. What? I thought we were in for a long day.
Was I surprised! This day was one of the best days I’ve ever had. The students were outstanding. The staff was great. It was a day of mental health for the whole school. Talking. Relationships. Workshops. Classes. Games.
Then there was a SCHOOL IS PUT ON LOCKDOWN . . . For three hours and we improvised. Things changed but in education you are willing to change.
Thank you Upper Scioto Valley School Community. I can’t thank you enough for this amazing day. I appreciate being invited to come and work with you all on this Teen Mental Health Awareness Day at Upper Scioto Valley High School. Go Rams.
Teen Mental Health Speaker and Suicide Prevention Expert, Jeff Yalden works with school communities on teen mental health, suicide prevention, mental health awareness, and school culture all over North America. Please visit his website at www.TheJYF.org.
Are you a public speaker? Do you have a sales job that requires you to be on the road constantly? Do you ever feel like you are having an off day, despite the fact that you have the skills to crush the day, make that sale or complete that talk? Speaker and Amazon bestselling author Jeff Yalden has some advice for you right here, right now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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
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.
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.
Teachers: You make a difference. What is a teacher? Do you remember your favorite teacher or teachers? What was it about that or those teachers? Today, our teachers have to be willing to do more with less. Teaching today is tougher than ever before, but the responsibility is also greater than ever before. Thank you for being a teacher. You have changed and influenced my life.