Teens and Self-Harm
What you need to know about teens and self-harm. A major concern today with school counselors asking a lot of questions as their middle school and high school students are coming to them asking for help.
Parents and Teen Mental Health
Youth Mental Health and Teen Motivational Speaker Jeff Yalden shares a message for parents about teen mental health and social pressures teens face today.
FREE Teen Suicide Prevention Course for Schools
Renowned Teen Mental Health Speaker and Teen Suicide Prevention Expert gives you a FREE Suicide Prevention and Inspirational Talk for your School. During this 50 minute talk Jeff engages in the conversation of mental health and suicide prevention talking about signs to be aware of and how you can intervene and how you can best […]
Teen Suicide Prevention & Suicide Assessments by Unqualified Mental Health Professionals
Why You’re More Qualified in Suicide Prevention Than Most Mental Health Professionals Yes, you just read that correctly. I’m Jeff Yalden and I’ve been working in Teen Suicide Prevention and Suicide Prevention – Teen Mental Health for nearly 30 years. You’re about to read the lack of suicide prevention training our mental health professionals receive […]
Rochester & Rochester Hills School Communities
Rochester and Rochester Hills School Communities have suffered five teen suicides in two years. They’ve asked Jeff Yalden to speak to the community: Teens and Parents.
COVID-19 and Self-Care
One of the things that we most often forget in our desire and our compassion and empathy to want to help and serve people – is that we forget to take care of ourselves.
High School Mental Health Speaker Brings Motivation, Dodgeball, Humor, and Yoga to Upper Scioto Valley
Last year, high school mental health speaker Jeff Yalden visited Upper Scioto Valley High School in McGuffey, Ohio and spent a full day speaking to the students, teachers, and parents. During his visit, Jeff connected with the junior class and developed a relationship with them via Facebook. Watch the video of Jeff’s in 2019. (Click […]
MENTAL ILLNESS: THE GREATEST PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS OF OUR TIME?
Part three of a series of principles based on Jeff new new book, Teen Suicide: The “Why” Behind America’s Suicide Epidemic. We can no longer sweep mental illness under the carpet… Teen suicide and the opioid crisis are crippling communities on a scale we have never seen. We have major issues on our hands that […]
Teen Suicide and Mental Health
Part one in a series from Teen Suicide: The “Why” Behind America’s Suicide Epidemic For more than two decades, I have worked in the trenches of teen life as a youth motivator and mental health advocate. I am also a suicide prevention and crisis intervention expert. I can’t count the number of teen suicides I […]
It’s Never Too Early to Talk Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
In my career as a youth motivational speaker, it’s not often that an elementary school brings me in to speak – especially in the areas of mental health and suicide prevention. But this was exactly where I found myself early this month in East Quouge, New York – a community on Long Island. […]