Teens and Self-Harm

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.

High School Student Suicide 48 Hours Before My Visit

On December 14, 2022, I was invited to speak at South Newton High School in Indiana.  48 hours prior to my visit a high school junior had made that forever decision.  He committed suicide.  Just 48 hours prior to me visiting the school. It was a late Sunday night that he took his life.  The […]

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 […]

THEORY ON TEEN SUICIDE

In The Trenches of Teen Mental Health Teen suicide is at epidemic proportions. I’ve been working in the trenches of teen mental health for three decades. With all my education, training and experience, I have never come across anything that benefited his work than a theory developed by Dr. Thomas Joiner, a professor at Florida […]

SCREEN TIME AND MENTAL HEALTH

Too much screen time can hurt your child’s mental health. It’s not unusual to see little kids with smartphones or tablets. If you went to the grocery store right now, you might see a toddler sitting in a shopping cart, scrolling through an iPhone while a parent is busy shopping. It’s the new normal. As […]

Why Teens Kill Themselves

When I woke up this morning, I wasn’t planning on writing about teen suicide and why teens kill themselves. I planned to slowly wake up, watch “Good Morning America” and make my way into the office without a plan. But things change quickly, and here I am doing just that. Let’s save some lives… I […]

Teen Suicide Behaviors and Responding in a Crisis

“Teen Suicide Behaviors and Responding in a Crisis” is written by Jeff Yalden and provided for school communities to help save lives and teach mental health in our schools. Teen Suicide is an epidemic today concerning school communities. Know suicidal behavior and warning signs of suicidal ideation and how to respond in the event of […]