“Jeff is the best I have ever seen, and I’ve seen hundreds. His style and his message transcend geographic or cultural boundaries and he has an innate ability to touch a person’s heart and mind like no one I have ever seen. His message is one of celebrating what is truly important in life – family, personal integrity and making right choices. Why he is so different from other speakers was best captured by one lady who told me, ‘Jeff talked to us, not at us.’” – Karen Musante, President, PFEW
“I am finishing my 9th year as an administrator in this district and my 19th year as an educator within this district. By far the most impactful person we have brought in during my time. And during a time we needed it most. Thank you.” – Dick Keeler, High School Principal, Central Valley Academy, NY
Adult Mental Health Speaker Jeff Yalden . . .
Look no further for your next Mental Health Speaker for your conference keynote or workshop presenter . . . Jeff Yalden will engage your audience with rave reviews.
Jeff Yalden is a motivator. He captivates, educates, and inspires 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.
A Mental Health Speaker with a Mesmerizing Message!
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.
“I have Jeff come to three school corporations and he has made a very positive impact in all three communities.” – Don Harmon, Superintendent of Schools
Mental Health Speaker for Adults and Teens
Whether you are considering Jeff for adults, teens, military, law enforcement, college campuses, school communities to speak on mental health awareness, suicide prevention, suicide crisis intervention, or helping a school and community move forward after the loss of one of their own, Jeff is not necessarily the PRODUCT, as much as he is a part of your community and listens to the needs of your administration, community members, and the people that hire him. Every school and every community is different in what they need, at the time they need it, and how they want to address the circumstances. Jeff always tailors his message to your needs, your theme, your objective. Jeff is a professional and has helped hundreds of communities, schools, and families. Jeff is a guest and always puts himself as one of your staff members working with the counselors to give hope, understanding, and inspiration. Having said that, you can rest assure, Jeff will make you a HERO and deliver exactly what you need. TWO AND A HALF DAYS, Jeff Yalden changed a community from despair to prominence. Another community, a suicide contagion, Jeff Yalden spent five days in Woodstock, Ontario, CANADA after the Canadian Mental Health Association called Woodstock, “A City in Crisis!” Not a teen suicide since Jeff’s visit. Many communities, all with different needs, have invited Jeff to help. Jeff is not the savior, but he makes sense. He is real. He understands because he lives with mental illness and battles the challenges every day himself. Jeff speaks truth, gives hope, and gives answers to a ver complex epidemic plaguing our youth today.
Adult Mental Health Speaker: Silence the Stigma . . . Be Proud of You!
When you want a dynamic mental health motivational speaker for your conference, hire someone that lives with the symptoms we are talking about. Read about Jeff Yalden and see who he is and why he is who he is. You’ll be inspired and you’ll want Jeff to share his message with your people who are at the forefront of working with mental health in your communities.
“I’m more healthy today than I have ever been in my life because I am aware and I practice self-care every day.” -Jeff Yalden
Jeff Yalden struggles with mental health challenges himself – depression, anxiety, bi-polar type 2, and PTSD. He says, “He’s one of those people!”, because of the stigma that is associated with symptoms above the shoulders. As a matter of fact, after 17 years of marriage, Jeff will tell you his bi-polar and anxieties were the demise of his marriage. Thought they are still good friends with great respect, Jeff realized things needed to change. What makes Jeff special is the fact that he has Mental Health issues and accepts it, but has learned to cope with the triggers and invests two times per month in counseling for the past 25 years. “Why I am the way I am makes me a special person.”, says Jeff.
For years, Jeff has been committed to his work with educators and parents talking about depression in teens. He is passionate about sharing his stories with his audiences. Whether it is teenagers and the challenges they’re facing in today’s world with expectations and inadequate feelings of self-worth as a result of comparisons to others on social media platforms. Or, inspiring teachers, coaches, and mental health workers to understand how important their work is to take the stigma away from those that suffer everyday. Jeff Yalden talks candidly about his routine and how he deals with everyday triggers.
Jeff is real and genuine and knows that sharing his story makes him vulnerable, but he also knows that his story makes a difference in the lives of those that suffer, and those that help those that suffer, understand.
Teen Mental Health Speaker & Teen Suicide Prevention Trainer
“He shared all kinds of information and tips with us and answered so many questions. Intact, the teachers were so into it that the actually had to kick them out at 5pm when we where supposed to be done at 4:30pm.” – Tracy Andersen, School Nurse, GMG High School, Garwin, IA< Jeff is renowned for his work with teen mental health – teen suicide prevention and intervention, teen depression, teen suicide training, teen mental health, and helping school communities move forward after the death by suicide of one of their students. If you are looking for a Teen Suicide Expert or Suicide Prevention Specialist that focuses on teens and mental health, look no further. Let Jeff Yalden come and train your teachers and share his theory on today’s teen suicide epidemic.
Also, consider having Jeff train your staff – Suicide Prevention Training Online Courses for Teachers and Staff.
When a school community suffers a death by suicide of one of its teens, the school community knows that Jeff Yalden will answer prayers and make sense to parents about the speed of hurt for today’s teens. Jeff also is candid and appeals to teens helping them understand that suicide is not a solution – ever! Jeff relates to teens in a way mental health professionals can’t. They understand Jeff and Jeff understands them because Jeff has been there.
Hospitalized twice – Age 16 and 21 with feelings of suicide and adjustment disorder, Jeff had to figure things out. This is the age where Jeff and his message come from to where he is now. A riveting story of life and a search for meaning.
Workshop with Jeff Yalden
Learn the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation and how you can own the day before the day starts to own you. Reduce anxiety and stress with just three minutes a day.