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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…

Ah . . . What happened at Bay Port High School

Ah . . . What happened at Bay Port High School

“In 27 years, I’ve never been attacked by students, teachers, and have threats and accusations pointed at me, my family, my assistant like I have at Bay Port High School. I did the same talk I do everywhere and stayed for the whole day with no visitor’s pass, free to roam the hallways, worked one on one with students. Had an amazing day with the counselors, social workers, and the students. But then, it was out of control with a group of students.” Here is Jeff’s take on what happened, why it happened, and the letter to the parents.

The Grind and Self-Care

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.

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.

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.

Missouri State Student Council Keynote Speaker

Missouri State Student Council Keynote Speaker

Teen Leadership Motivational Speaker Jeff Yalden is a keynote speaker at the Missouri State Student Council Conference hosted by Lindbergh High School.

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.

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.

Clinton Central Bulldogs: Another Indiana High School Brings in Jeff Yalden

Clinton Central Bulldogs: Another Indiana High School Brings in Jeff Yalden

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 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

Clinton Prairie Jr. Sr. High School Youth Suicide Prevention & Mental Health

Clinton Prairie Jr. Sr. High School Youth Suicide Prevention & Mental Health

Indiana Community has six teen deaths in a year and a half.

Teen Mental Health expert and Teen Motivational Speaker, Jeff Yalden comes to help this community understand and move forward. This small rural community in Indiana has been hit hard with loss. Six students (two alumni) in the past one and a half years have lost their lives. This isn’t including loss in surrounding communities close to Clinton Prairie. Indiana is one of Jeff’s biggest states working with school communities. In recent years, Indiana has been ranked #2 in teen completed deaths. Watch Video

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.

How to Improve School Culture and Student Well-Being

Youth motivational and mental health speaker Jeff Yalden lays out two very simple but hugely effective ways to improve our school culture with very little effort.

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.

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.

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.