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Jeff Yalden on the Loss of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington

Just a week before American alt-rockers Linkin Park were to embark on a 29-date North American tour, the tragic news spread like wildfire: Chester Bennington – the band’s 41-year-old lead singer and whom Rolling Stone called “an honest voice of pain and anger for a generation” – was found dead of suicide by hanging in […]

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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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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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Mental Health Awareness at Anoka Ramsey Community College

Jeff Yalden Electrifies Cambridge, MN By Roger Yale for Jeff Yalden, Youth Motivational Speaker On Wednesday, March 22, Jeff Yalden brought his motivational and mental health expertise to Anoka Ramsey Community College in Cambridge, MN, where he spent a full day with the psychology club and the counseling department. Anoka Ramsey was a top-ten finalist […]

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Positivity at Riverton Parke Junior-Senior High School

Jeff Yalden’s Video Goes Viral: 8500 Views in 24 Hours By Roger Yale, for Jeff Yalden, Youth Motivational Speaker It was still dark at 7:45 in the morning on January 26, 2017, when Jeff Yalden was on his way to speak at Riverton Parke Junior-Senior High School in Montezuma, Indiana – just north of Terre […]

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Jeff Yalden Inspires Lindenwood University

By Roger Yale for Jeff Yalden, Youth Motivational Speaker After he was already booked to speak at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO, North America’s Number One Youth Motivational Speaker Jeff Yalden got an email that there had been a student suicide on campus. “The young man was a sophomore and part of the men’s […]

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Teen Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Expert responds to yet another Teen Suicide

Yalden Responds To Another Suicide Jeff Yalden spoke to a standing ovation audience at Salem High School on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, but one young lady wasn’t in school.  That evening that young lady became the 7th suicide in one calendar year.  Yalden was torn apart wishing that maybe had she been there his words […]

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Self-Improvement for Teens – How to Be Your Best Every Day

Teens are struggling today with too many expectations and pressures from parents and peers that self-improvement isn’t on their radar as they just focus on dealing in the now of life. 4 Self-Improvement Tips for Teens To Set Up Their Day For Success: Some say that 80% of your success is just showing up. I […]

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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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