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JEFF YALDEN RETURNS TO ATCHISON, KANSAS

EDITOR’S NOTE: Jeff will be on hand all day tomorrow, April 3, for students, parents, community members, and recent graduates. For details, contact Atchison High School at (913) 367-4162. Hey Atchison Community – A lot of people in the community and parents have reached out to me and shared with me the latest loss. Hey […]

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TEEN SUICIDE: THE “WHY” BEHIND THE EPIDEMIC

My name is Jeff Yalden. Many know me as a youth motivational speaker. For 26 years now, this has been my passion. Since 1992, I have presented to more than 4000 live audiences at schools, colleges and mental health organizations in this country and around the world – and it is an absolute joy to […]

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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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Teen Suicide Prevention Expert Jeff Yalden Weighs In on “13 Reasons Why”

The media has been abuzz about the controversial Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why,” based on a young adult novel of the same name by author Jay Asher – the jarring tale of high school student who takes her own life, leaving behind a handful of cassette tapes detailing her reasons for doing so and implicating […]

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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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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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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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Bullying and Suicide: A Message to Bullying Victims

According to the World Health Organization, one million people commit suicide every year. Every forty seconds, a person takes his or her life out of the belief that suicide will solve all of his or her problems.  However, no problem is worth taking your life.  All problems are temporary and can be overcome with time. […]

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