TED Talk On SuicideTeen Suicide is an epidemic today, teens are not reaching out to trusted adults for help and are afraid they’re going against their friends if they say something. Jeff helps you communicate to your teens. Suicide prevention for teens has never been more important than now.
Teen Suicide & Mental Health – Taboo . . . Let’s not talk about it!Imagine if and when we start doing mindfulness in our schools what a difference only 3 minutes per day will make? Here is a quick 3 minute mindfulness meditation for your class. It’s FREE. Use it whenever, wherever you’d like. CLICK HERE Not talking about it is safe and easy, but it’s wrong. Jeff enjoys talking about it because he knows we need to and it saves lives. Let Jeff make it interesting and eye-opening in a way where your audience will feel empowered to make a difference. We need your staff and community members to be able to intervene before a crisis will occur. Let’s talk about it
Suicide can be prevented!Suicide is a serious public health problem that can destroy family, friends, classmates, co-workers, communities, and teacher personnel. Suicide is a major problem for teens and our military personnel and veterans and Jeff Yalden is the expert teaching others how they can help to prevent suicide from happening. 90% of the time there are clues before a suicide is completed or attempted. 2011 is the most recent year in which full data is available. Suicide then accounted for 12 deaths for every 100,000 people nationwide, making it the country’s 10th leading cause of death. Unlike many other leading causes of death, suicide continues to claim more lives every year. Today, over 1 Million people die to suicide. Imagine 100 people per day or 1 person every 15 minutes. Staggering! These numbers are only climbing and we can make a difference when we know how to intervene and act accordingly. We can prevent suicides from happening within our communities. Trying to uncover the reason for an individual suicide death is complex and challenging. What we do know from research is that 90% of people who die by suicide have a potentially treatable mental disorder at the time of their death – a disorder that often has gone unrecognized and untreated. Jeff Yalden will help you understand the symptoms and the signs to look for. With a little bit of information we can easily reach those of our students or young people whom don’t know where to turn and we can be the ones that save their lives.
“I wanted to come and listen to your presentation with the 10th grade class (Hunter’s class) in the morning before we had to leave, but was not able to do that because I started crying the moment I woke up that day and I knew it would not stop as soon as I stepped foot into that school. I thought you should know that you are the speaker people and students are talking about so I am sincerely grateful and thankful that there are people like you doing what you do….making an impact and changing lives. I only wish is that we would have found you last year to come and speak at our school. Unfortunately it is my horrific tragedy that has sparked action by some community members (The Ripple Effect Group). Thank you for being an amazing human being and I hope that my Hunter was listening to you that day and smiling from heaven.” – Jennifer Wilder-Nordlof, Lost her son to Suicide – February 2017