“Jeff, I wish you could help us finish out the next four weeks. We need your help. Our kids and staff loved having you for the day.”
– Linda Garza, Principal, Woodsboro High School, Texas
Your Choice of One Day, Two Days, or Three Days!
One Full Day
A Day You’ll Never Forget . . .
Let It Happen!
When Jeff visits your community, he is present all day and in some cases for multiple days. This is an opportunity to get direct and professional advice from teen mental health and teen suicide prevention expert, Jeff Yalden.
Two Full Days
Because One Day is rarely enough!
“Jeff, you sure you can’t stay another day?” – Alexis Foster, Principal, Mathews High School, VA
It’s a typical conversation at the end of Day 1.
Many school administrators and counselors ask if Jeff can stick around another day. Consider a second day with more coaching, but this time mediating between the teen and the parents. Parents can sign up after the parent and community event to come and talk with Jeff. Let’s get the teens on the right track. After all, they listen to Jeff.
High School Assembly #2
Consider another school assembly, but this time it’s Jeff’s message . . . A Conversation with Teens – Understanding Today’s Youth.
Now you are getting both of Jeff’s school assemblies.
You want to see a change in climate and culture.
Imagine what some of our school communities go through:
Labeled “a city in crisis” and “a community experiencing a suicide contagion“, by the Canadian Mental Health Association, Woodstock (Ontario, Canada) called on Jeff.
After Jeff’s five-day visit, the community grew more stable.
Suicide in the SCHOOL Bathroom
This small Texas community suffered a teen suicide in the school bathroom at 9:15 am. Can you imagine? They called Jeff and within a week, Jeff brought the school climate and morale back to normal. Jeff came and visited with the students, staff, and parents in a day they called, “a miracle.” Then Jeff stayed and cheered on the basketball team while hanging in the student body section.
Read This . . .
” Fall of 2013 we’ve already had two suicides. This follows student suicides in 2012, a staff suicide in 2013, two accidental student deaths, and the death of another staff member. All this in two years. Following the suicide in 2012 (the boy’s father also took his life later that day), we gathered a group of individuals representative of the school and the community (law enforcement, mental health providers, local ministers, etc.) to determine what we could do as a school community to deal with our loss and prevent additional lives lost to suicide. During a recent meeting it was decided I should contact you about coming to our community to meet with our students, staff, and the community.”
– Brett Boggs, Superintendent, Indiana
These students say it best . . .
Why Hire Jeff for a Full Day or a Multiple Days?
Whether you are starting the conversation or having to deal with a situation that has rocked your community, Jeff works with you and tailors his talks to meet your needs.
Think about this . . .
When another school community lost fourteen students to suicide (including three in one day), and a school shooting, Jeff came to the community on his own that night. 5,000 people watched Jeff speak on LIVESTREAM and over 500 community members and teens came to the church to hear Jeff talk.
This is who Jeff is and the students realize – JEFF CARES.
It’s okay to ask for help. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, stress, high expectations, loneliness, burdensome, or anything else that is making you think and feel differently, asking for help shouldn’t be something you are ashamed to do.
Mental health is vital to our students overall health and well-being. But for millions of American teens who live with depression, anxiety, and other mental health challenges, the road to recovery can be difficult to navigate.
Do you feel like emotional and mental health problems are robbing your students of what could be some of the best years of their lives? Has mental stress left your students hopeless and desperate?
Perhaps, you need the guiding support and inspiration of Jeff to help bring your students back to being students.