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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 […]

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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 […]

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Jeff Yalden Talks About Teen Mental Health

Talking Mental Health in Killingly, CT to students, staff, and community   (L to r) Killingly students Jaylyn, Abbie and Colby had their picture taken with Jeff Yalden after his presentation. (D. Coffey / Courant Community) Denise CoffeyContact Reporter Staff Writer Motivational speaker Jeff Yalden didn’t sugarcoat his words to parents at a community conversation, held […]

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Mental Health – Full Transparency

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Mental health speaker Jeff Yalden took himself to the emergency room at a local hospital near his home in the Myrtle Beach area on October 8, after experiencing a bout with anxiety and anger over the weekend. Yalden lives with mental illness, and is a staunch advocate for full disclosure. “I think if […]

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Jeff Yalden Inspires Lindenwood University

By Roger Yale for Jeff Yalden, Youth Motivational Speaker After he was already booked to speak at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO, North America’s Number One Youth Motivational Speaker Jeff Yalden got an email that there had been a student suicide on campus. “The young man was a sophomore and part of the men’s […]

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Missouri Communities Rocked by Teen Suicides

Jeff Yalden Shares Messages of Hope and Comfort to Missouri Communities Rocked by Teen Suicides By Roger Yale for Jeff Yalden, Youth Motivational Speaker According to teen suicide prevention expert Jeff Yalden, the state of Missouri is going through a really tough time right now when it comes to teen suicide. Three weeks ago, Yalden […]

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Jeff Yalden visits Hilton Head Prep

A Day in the South Carolina Lowcountry: Jeff Yalden Inspires, Empowers and Delivers at Hilton Head Prep Jeff Yalden, the top teen motivational speaker in North America, doesn’t sit still for long. After 25 years of encouraging parents and inspiring teens with his hard-hitting and heartfelt messages concerning all aspects of adolescent and teen life […]

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South Vermillion High School Inspired

The Perfect High School Motivational Speaker My first school assembly was in April of 1992.  Yes! I said 1992.  I was a Marine stationed at Cecil Field Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, FL.  During my tour in Florida, besides guarding nuclear weapons, I was also the Training NCO. One day a phone call came in […]

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Arizona State Student Council “WOW’ed!”

Best Youth Motivational Speaker in America Meet the man. The myth.  The Legend – Meet Jeff Yalden who has been speaking to teen audiences and student leadership events for over 24 years. Jeff Yalden has been fortunate enough to be speaking at many of the top student leadership conferences in the country. He has literally spoken […]

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At-Risk Youth . . . Aren’t All Our Youth At-Risk

Jeff Yalden is a youth motivational speaker and a teen mental health speaker having worked with youth, educators, and communities for 24 years in 48 countries. Watch his video of his visit to Centennial High School in Ft. Collins, CO: Looking back on my youth I think we were all at-risk. I didn’t realize it […]

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