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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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Jeff Yalden Delivers Keynote Address at Illinois Valley Community College

Top Youth Motivational Speaker Rocks 32nd Annual Teen Showcase On Thursday, March 30, top youth motivational speaker Jeff Yalden arrived at Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby, Ill., to deliver a keynote address at the 32nd annual Teen Showcase – an event that aims to empower youth to make the right choices and to embrace […]

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Suicide: The Forever Decision

Des Moines, Iowa: Lincoln High School Loses One of its Own On February 7, 2017 – not even a week after Jeff spoke at Lincoln High School in Des Moines, Iowa – he got the news that high school senior Quai Horton had taken his life. “I have a picture of him about five feet […]

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Bullying: Why it Happens and How to Deal

I am overwhelmed with private messages from girls after they hear me speak, and one of the things that I continually say to them is: Hang on, just hang on. This may not be a great time in your life but hang on, your time is coming. Sometimes they don’t believe me, but then I […]

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Tips for Parents to Stay Involved

Your kids are growing up and you worry about staying involved in their ever changing lives.  Being involved and staying involved with your teen is the way to most insure your teenager’s success as a happy and independent young adult. This is not to say that you need to make the bad-parenting mistake of being […]

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Coming Soon: Jeff’s New Book – “Your Life Matters”

Meet Youth Motivational Speaker, Jeff Yalden. He’s an inspiration to teens world-wide. When one community suffered the loss of 4 teen suicides in 6 weeks, who’d they reach out to? Jeff Yalden reaches into the hearts of teens giving them hope, love and an appreciation for life. However, Jeff is straight forward and direct. He […]

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Coping With Teen Suicide – Jeff Yalden Teen Expert

Another day and another loss.  Teen suicide is becoming an epidemic.  I am left speechless today as I hear about another two suicides from this past weekend. After 20 years of speaking and concentrating my work on teens and families, I feel privileged to share my heart and give people hope in such tough times.  […]

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How Much Respect Will Tomorrow’s Generation Have?

Grab a time machine and travel back a few decades, and you will notice the high levels of respect portrayed by the population.  Fast forward to modern-day civilization, and you will discover that while the majority of people continue to respect one another, more and more people have continued to lose respect for those in […]

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