Tag Archives: Teen suicide

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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Attitude of Gratitude: Day 10

As you may have noticed, mental health speaker and Amazon bestselling author Jeff Yalden sometimes records episodes for The BOOM Podcast on the fly. His travel and speaking schedule is usually jam-packed, and he takes advantage of every opportunity to make sure he gets his message out, whenever and wherever he can. Episode 56 was […]

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Attitude of Gratitude: Day Nine

When mental health speaker and Amazon bestselling author Jeff Yalden recorded Day Nine of his “Attitude of Gratitude” series for The BOOM Podcast, he was in Phoenix, Arizona, for what was to be a grueling series of talks – and his voice was showing signs of strain.   BETTER HEALTH, BETTER PERFORMANCE Jeff’s program agreement […]

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Attitude of Gratitude: Day Eight

Day Eight of the 28-Day “Attitude of Gratitude” series is all about self-care – and Amazon bestselling author and mental health speaker Jeff Yalden explains this very important topic in Episode 54 of The BOOM Podcast. Jeff recorded this episode while he was getting ready to fly to Phoenix, Arizona – but he was able […]

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Attitude of Gratitude: Day Seven

If you have been keeping a gratitude journal, there are times when it seems like a struggle to pinpoint things you are grateful for on a daily basis. But remember to embrace the people and the moments in your life that lift you up, inspire and challenge you. When he recorded this episode of The […]

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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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Teen Suicide: Jeff Yalden on the Forever Decision

Weighing on the heart of youth motivational speaker and author Jeff Yalden is the issue of teen suicide. He has grieved with so many families over more than two decades, yet with each devastating loss, the heartache and pain – the very idea of trying to be a source of hope and comfort – only […]

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Say Something: Teen Suicide and a Friend’s Responsibility

Top Teen Motivational Speaker on Suicide Prevention “Say Something: Teen Suicide and a Friend’s Responsibility” What if we knew we could have prevented a friend’s suicide but didn’t do or say anything? Meet Jeff Yalden – Teen Suicide Prevention Crisis Intervention Expert. This video shows Jeff in a community that had 12 teen suicides in […]

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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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