Welcome to the official page of North America's #1 Youth Motivational Mental Health Speaker.  Jeff has been mesmerizing audiences since 1992 and heading into his 27th year speaking. He's better than ever! More engaged, more present, and more caring about teachable moments and mental health and mental well-being.

If you are looking for a high school motivational speaker or high school mental health speaker. . . Look no further!  If you are looking for a speaker for your next Mental Health Conference for adults - Look no further! Jeff speaks to teens, teachers, parents, mental health professionals and mesmerizes all his audiences with real talk and great stories that touch hearts and change lives.

Whether it's Motivation or Mental Health; Teens, Parents, Teachers and Staff, or Mental Health Professionals, we'd like to encourage you to stick around and find out why after more than two decades, Jeff Yalden is still mesmerizing audiences young and  . . . well, (audiences) still.

We look forward to serving you.

Brochure for High School Speaker Jeff Yalden :

Full Day with Jeff in your School Community

The combination of inspirational celebrity teen & family life coach and teen mental health expert

This is an amazing 14-15 hour day where Jeff comes and spends the whole day with your students, teachers, staff, parents and community, and if time permits, he attends a sporting event and cheers on the team.  He's a coach, a teacher, an inspiration, and a change agent.

If your students are hurting or suffering and you need a change, this is where Jeff is best.  Many schools have used this day after a suicide or loss of a student to suicide or an unexpected loss and you need someone from the outside to bring us back to normalcy and through the grieving process.

Let's talk about how you think Jeff can serve you and your community best.

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Jeff, I wish you could help us finish out the next four weeks. We need your help. Our kids and staff loved having you for the day.”
– Linda Garza, Principal, Woodsboro High School, Texas

Motivational School Assemblies

There are messages within the message as Jeff speaks.  He tailors his talk to your theme and the reason for his visit.  His messages are motivational, inspirational, and thought provoking. 

High School Motivational Speaker Jeff Yalden captivates Riverton Parke Jr. Sr. High School in Riverton Parke.

Jeff Covers:

  • That it's OK to ask for HELP

  • Self-Value, Self-Respect, Self-Esteem

  • Attitude, Choices, and Behavior


  • Expectations versus Objective

  • Bullying, Kindness, and Relationships

  • Mental Health - Self-Care

  • College & "Adulting" or Personal Responsibility

  • Happiness, Success, and Significance

  • Creating a Plan of Success . . . and so much more!

Life Coaching, Mentoring, Guidance, Support

Students line up to speak with Jeff . . . Look at this as the meat to the potatoes!

“My son is a sophomore at __________ and just barely a month prior to your visit, he was hospitalized for cutting himself and attempting suicide. No one has been able to make him THINK the way your visit did. He has a new perspective and is using what he learned from you to move forward. He is choosing life and to live it to the fullest!

As a teacher, and above all a mother, I want to thank you from the very bottom of my heart for helping my son. He has been through a lot in the last 10 months and you have given him hope for a future he wasn’t sure he wanted. As I type this, I am crying thankful tears. I saw you at the powderpuff game after school (I was working concessions as part of my cheer mom duties). Had I known at that moment what impact you had on my child, I would've thanked you in person. Again, thank you for what you do.

You should know the impact you have on kids, and mine in particular! ___________ has a bright future following his dreams thanks in large part to you.”

A Very Grateful Mom
Jennifer ______________

Celebrity Teen & Family Life Coach Jeff Yalden, MTV MADE

Celebrity Teen & Family Life Coach Jeff Yalden, MTV MADE

Let’s Talk about 1-3 Days in your Community . . . Life Changing!

For the full-day events, this is where the magic happens and lives are changed.  You'll be amazed at how many students want to speak with Jeff.  Please have a counselor with Jeff or on stand-by because this is where Jeff experiences the darkest hours and the deepest pain that some of our youth are feeling. 

An example of what Jeff has uncovered:

  • Murder

  • Homicide

  • Rape

  • Sexual Assault

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Sex Trafficking

  • Pornography Addictions

  • Homelessness

  • Self-Harm

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Burglary

  • . . . and more

Jeff goes about the day with a plan of action, but in his experience - it happens and it's magical.  Jeff is where he needs to be, doing what needs to be done, with whom he needs to be with.  Keep in mind, Jeff doesn't visit communities in order to leave pieces to be picked up - He's a professional; that is why he knows it's important for him to be around all day at your staff's disposal.  Don’t worry though, Jeff is always invested. Always with people. Always encouraging, supporting, listening, and as Jeff likes to say, “I’m cuddling and kicking ‘em (not literally).”

Why does Jeff work so successfully with your teens?

Two questions teens ask, “Can I trust you?" and “Do you care about me?” Your students from the very first minutes of the assembly know right away that Jeff is real, trustworthy, and that he understands. Instantly, Jeff has built a relationship as a trusted adult. Jeff cares. His heart is deep. Perhaps, it’s his life experiences that make him so passionate about working with teens. They sense that and look to him as a trusted and significant adult. Jeff becomes that father figure, coach, mentor, polarizing figure on your school property that your students and staff admire for his energy, his passion, and how he interacts with everyone. Sometimes, it’s just a new energy, a different person who says what you’ve been saying, but can also say things that you can’t say, but he knows how to say it and is always very sensitive to how he says what needs to be said. Guaranteed, Jeff will make a difference. He will change lives. Inspire young people. Reignite the passion in staff. Mesmerize parents. Encourage administration. Validate the work of your counselors.

At the end of the day (like many of administrators in the past), you'll be saying, "Can you stay an extra day?"  Allow it to happen!  This day changes lives and inspires so many! Oh, is there a game going on? Jeff loves to be down on the field with the team or in the stands with the students cheering them on and bring the student section to life.

Teacher / Staff Suicide Prevention Workshop

Teacher In-Service Educational Speaker for Teachers

Teacher In-Service Educational Speaker for Teachers

Even though many states are making suicide prevention training mandatory, it’s not enough. We have a responsibility to do more and to bring these issues to the forefront, and Jeff helps you do just that.

Changing the school climate and school culture is a lot easier than you think.

In 1-2 hours, Jeff will train your school staff to be those “Trusted Adults,” our youth feel comfortable reaching out to for help.  Learn from the best.  Jeff has a wealth of experience with teen suicide - prevention and crisis intervention in school communities.  Your staff will love him and don't worry, Jeff doesn't make it depressing.

Visit Jeff's Suicide Prevention Training for more information.  Also, you can take Jeff's Online Courses for Teachers, Staff, and even your whole school district can be Certified on their time and receive a certificate.  Click Here for more information.


You can also take Jeff's Online Suicide Prevention Course for Teachers and Staff.  The cost is only $29.99 per individual staff member or $12.99 for multiple users who want to take the course.  Click Here to find out more.

Parent & Community Presentations

If you are brining Jeff into your community to speak, especially if it's teen mental health or suicide prevention, Jeff feels strongly that we have a responsibility to speak to parents and community as well.  Consider an evening presentation for parents.  You might be surprised how many people come out to hear him.  He normally brings out a good size audience because the kids are texting and raving about him all day.

What does he talk about to Parents?

Jeff talks teen mental health, social media and smartphones, drugs and alcohol, how to reach your teen and get them to open up, and so much more.  This hour and a half presentation has parents laughing and wanting more.  Seriously though, technology is here to stay, but our youth aren't mentally capable of the consequences the smartphones are causing in a teen's emotions and overall well-being.  Parents need to understand that the ipad, the smartphone, social media, and the internet is harming mental health and more social interaction and social engagement is benefitting mental health.  Learn as Jeff shares with you a lot of "Ah-Ha!" moments that make sense.

A School Sporting Event with #1 Fan Jeff Yalden

Basketball, Football, Baseball, Softball, Hockey ... any school activity! - Jeff wants to be a part of the madness

A month after a sophomore took his life, the Cle Elum community invited Jeff for two days. Here he is supporting the girls softball team on the final day of his two day visit.

Consider this . . . Jeff spends a whole day with your community Jeff attends a Friday night football game at your school.  What message does this send? "Wow! This guy is real!  He cares about us. That is so awesome."  Yeah, that is what they say; more importantly, the message from the day is more meaningful. Students get to "hang out" with Jeff as he helps them support their team.  Sometimes, he's on the sidelines, too.

Consider pairing his visit with a sporting event at your school; you'll be thankful you did.  Think about it and let's make it happen.

15 hours later . . . The Day Comes to an End, but the Memories are Forever!

Contact us now . . . (CLICK HERE)

Mental Health Speaker for Adult Conferences

For Mental Health professionals & people living with a mental illness

Keynote Presentation:

Mental Health Speaker for Mental Health Professionals

Silence the Stigma: Be Proud of You!


Practicing Self-Care and How, Reducing Anxiety and Stress to Own your Day, Start a Speak Up ;  Reach Out Club in your School, Mental Hydration 101: Mind, Body, and Spirit

Jeff Yalden proudly lives with mental illness.  He's passionate about our youth, our communities, and our mental health professionals.  Mental health is his life and he is committed to helping people that live with mental illness live their best lives by being aware of their illness, accepting it, embracing it, and seeking help and practicing self-care every day.  He's also passionate about helping motivate and validate those that work as mental health professionals.  It's not an easy job, but without you and your commitment to your clients, Jeff wouldn't be where he is today.

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

Let's chat about your next Mental Health Professionals conference. Contact Jeff today. (CLICK HERE)

Mental Health Speaker for Colleges & Universities

Mental Health Awareness, Suicide Prevention, Motivation and Adulting for College Students

College Mental Health Speaker Jeff Yalden visitrs Anoka Ramsey Community College for a day of Mental Health talks and training.

Colleges and Universities looking for a great speaker often reach out to Jeff Yalden to talk to their students about mental health and suicide prevention

Do you know the two reasons our youth think about making that forever decision?

Do you know the two questions our youth ask about one another?

With the pressures mounting and expectations seeming to much to bare, give Jeff a call so he can make sense and also let your students know that your campus has counseling on campus for them.  Contact us today. (CLICK HERE).


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