A Mental Health Speaker with a Mesmerizing Message!

TEDx Talk Speaker Jeff Yalden Teen Suicide

A Mental Health Speaker for professionals with no prior formal mental health training to those with advanced mental health training!

Allies in Education in Appleton, WI hosted its first annual educators conference and hired Mental Health Speaker, Jeff Yalden, as the keynote speaker. After three hours with principals, superintendents, guidance counselors, school psychologists, school resource officers, the result was - A STANDING OVATION.

Keynote Presentation:

Silence the Stigma: Be Proud of You!

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

What's In Your Toolbox


Practicing Self-Care and How, Reducing Anxiety and Stress to own your day.  Mental Hydration 101: Mind, Body, and Spirit.

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Jeff Yalden is a motivator.  He captivates, educates, and inspires youth-serving professionals around the country with high-energy, hard-hitting, and interactive conference keynotes, workshops, and stand-alone training. His excellent reputation and popularity as a speaker result from his passion, warmth, humor and unique ability to be a man who lives with mental illness. Jeff transforms complex information and research findings into interesting and easy-to-understand language. Audience members feel empowered once given real-world direction, validation, and new skills to use.

Jeff's Keynotes, Workshops & Trainings are: 

  • Designed for a range of professionals (no formal mental health training to advanced mental health training)

  • Full of thought-provoking, real-world information related to working with troubled teens

  • Interactive lecture with photos, video clips, real-life case examples, and audience participation

  • Entertaining and fun, despite the very serious nature of the content covered

  • Practical and “user-friendly" so participants can immediately utilize new knowledge and skills

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Relevant for ALL professionals who influence with young people, including, but not limited to:

  • Juvenile Detention/Correctional Facility Staff (Line Staff, Supervisors, Managers, Administrators, Clinicians, Teachers, Recreation Staff)

  • Juvenile Court Services (Attorneys, Judges, Probation/Parole Officers, Drug Court Staff, Trackers, Truancy Specialists)

  • Law Enforcement

  • School Personnel (Administrators, Guidance Counselors, School Psychologists, Special Education Teachers. Teachers, Coaches, Classroom Aides, Behavior Specialists, School Resource Officers)

  • Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Mental Health Counselors

  • Case Managers

  • Substance Abuse Treatment Providers

  • Parents, Pastors, Priests, Military

  • And more . . .

Looking for a speaker who is fast-paced, interactive, real, thought-provoking, and a skilled orator for your keynote address or conference workshop?  Your audience will laugh, feel empowered, learn a lot, gain inspiration, and leave fulfilled - personally as well as professionally.

Mental Health Speaker for Adults

Hi! I am Jeff Yalden and I live proudly with mental illness.  I’m a passionate about advocating for mental health professionals as well as inspiring those who live with mental illness. 

Mental Health Singapore with Jeff Yalden

Mental health is my life and I am committed to being an advocate and an inspiration in the mental health world . . . Whether I'm addressing teens, adults, professionals - it doesn't matter.  Whatever your theme,  I know I will be a great addition to your event as a keynote speaker and/or workshop facilitator. 

I have so much to share: from my experience living with mental illness to my routine every day in creating the mindset and self-care that allows me to live an awesome life.  Let's talk further about your theme for your event.  I am already excited!

My commitment for every talk: 

To be real, engaged, and present and to provide exceptional value, practical advice, and simple tools talking mental health to solve problems, inspire, validate, and give hope.

Jeff's Story

After seventeen years of being married to one of the most amazing women in the world, we went through a divorce.  After our divorce, I started to look at myself and ask better questions.  It was then I realized I had a lot to do with the good and the bad in my life.  Looking in the mirror one day, it all changed.  I asked, “What did I have to do with this?

I came to realize that my mental illness was greater than I ever respected it to be.  With that said, I went on a mission in 2015.  A mission of self-discovery, responsibility, and self-care.  A mission to look at my past, my present, and what I want for my future and how to go about it.  It certainly wasn’t easy, but today I am the healthiest and happiest I’ve ever been.

The difference in my life has been therapy, medication, and daily self-care as a priority in my life.  Whether I am home in Myrtle Beach or traveling the world, I’ve learned how to take care of me first and make me the priority before anything.  It’s OK to ask for HELP is the biggest phrases I share with all audiences.  It’s OK to need help.  It’s OK to ask for it.  I am passionate about mental health and committed to making a difference.

Since my career's inception in 1992, I’ve learned to combine my life then and my life now when I speak to teens, teachers, parents, and communities. I’m diagnosed with major depression, bi-polar type 2, and PTSD.  With therapy, medication, and daily self-care, I’ve learned to manage my symptoms, understand the triggers, and live a healthy life.

Mental health is my mission and purpose and the reason I started my non-profit 501(c)(3), The Jeff Yalden Foundation.  I love working with teens as the hardest years of my life were from ages 15-24.  I love inspiring teachers and staff because they’re the most influential trusted adults to our youth.  I get excited to speak with parents and community members because it takes a village to raise a child. More importantly, with technology and social media platforms, parents and adults need to be more invested and involved.

IMPORTANT: My programs are completely tailored to the theme of your event and your objectives. With  my decades of experience, I am more than a 45-minute keynote presentationI will work with you to deliver a message and I guarantee I will provide an exceptional experience for your community or event.  Let’s talk and discuss your needs.

Mental Health Motivational Speaker for Teens and Adults

Mental Health Motivational Speaker for Teens and Adults

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