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Jeff Yalden on Mental Health, Suicide and Chris Cornell

Nobody will ever really know what prompted rock icon Chris Cornell to make the tragic final decision to end his own life on May 17. What we do know is that Cornell had just performed a sold-out Soundgarden concert in Detroit. The Daily Mail reported that he posed for photographs after the show and told […]

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Schools are Not Responsible for Teen Suicides caused by Bullying

Teen expert and mental health professional, Jeff Yalden says, “Schools should not be held liable for teen suicides and if they are you are going to lose more great teachers and educators because this is a responsibility they shouldn’t have to undertake.” Another Indiana community braves the weather to get their questions answered as Youth […]

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Inspirational Letter from a High School Student.

Hi Jeff, I am a high school senior and I wanted to thank you for speaking at our school. At the beginning of this year I finally got the courage to tell my parents that I have been suffering from depression the past 4 years so they sought counseling for me. Two days after we […]

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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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Tough Times – Videos for Schools

This section is dedicated to schools and communities that have suffered loss and/or adversity.  Often times with Jeff’s experience these are schools and students that Jeff has met through the years and he is sending his thoughts and encouragement to them.   Jeff Yalden sends a message of support to Wawasee High School after another […]

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A Message for Wawasee High School

I love you and care about you all Wawasee High School! Here is the video I promised. Please share with the community.

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Prayers and Condolences to Newtown, CT

As I sit here typing, I wonder, how can anyone be so heartless?  How can someone take the lives of 20 innocent, helpless children?  Having a three-year-old sister myself, I could not bear the thought of such an atrocity.  In the video below, Jeff Yalden addresses what he believes are the three most important things […]

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