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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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