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South Carolina High School Hosts Teen Mental Health Speaker Jeff Yalden

In early November, a young man in Myrtle Beach, SC, made the final decision to end his life, no doubt leaving a void of unspeakable loss in the hearts of his family, friends and the Carolina Forest High School community, where he was a ninth grader. Through the grapevine, word about this heartbreaking incident made […]

A Message to the Perry Township Community – Stark County, Ohio

[The Perry Township community is struggling with the losses of four teens to suicide within six months.] Hey, Stark County – Perry High School and Edison Middle School community. My name is Jeff Yalden. I’m a mental health and suicide prevention /crisis intervention expert for teens and young people. Over the past few months, I […]

Tioga, North Dakota: A Community in Pain

[Tioga, N.D. is a rural community struggling with the recent losses of two young people.] Let’s be honest. We are all a mess – and that is the common ground where we must come together and pick each other up. Tioga High School Community. To the friends and family of Trystan and Tanner – to […]