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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 […]

Teen Suicide Epidemic . . . Why Teens Commit Suicide

My name is Jeff Yalden. I’m a teen suicide prevention and crisis intervention expert and teen mental health speaker. If you are in crisis or experiencing an emergency, please call 911 immediately – and always remember that it’s OK to ask for help. When a teen makes that that “forever decision” to end his or […]

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 […]

Third Time’s a Charm: Jeff Yalden Inspires Hudson Falls High School

On April 11, youth motivational speaker Jeff Yalden arrived at Hudson Falls High School in Hudson Falls, New York, where he kicked off the school’s career day with one of his hard-hitting assemblies. For Yalden, the third time was the charm. “Weather prevented the first two attempts,” he said, adding that he was on his […]

High School Motivational Speaker Mesmerizes Lena Students

Best Youth Motivational Speaker Inspires in Lena, Wisconsin Jeff Yalden Delivers at Wisconsin Student Council Event in Lena, WI. By Roger Yale for Jeff Yalden, Youth Motivational Speaker By all accounts, the school district in the Village of Lena, Wisconsin is a small one – consisting of an elementary school, a combined middle and high […]