Teen Suicide Prevention, Suicide Prevention, Suicide, Online Suicide Prevention,
"I am finishing my 9th year as an administrator in this district and my 19th year as an educator within this district. By far the most impactful person we have brought in during my time. And during a time we needed it most. Thank you."
 - Dick Keeler, High School Principal, Central Valley Academy, New York
"I have had you come to three school corporations and you made a very positive impact in all three communities."
 - Don Harmon, Superintendent of Schools

Teen Suicide is a very complex issue and it started after 2012 . . . WHY?
Nobody has the experience working in Teen Suicide more than Jeff Yalden!


When one community lost 9 people to suicide in less than a year, including 4 teens in 6 weeks, who did they turn to? They reached out to Jeff Yalden and within days, Jeff was there to restore hope to a community lost in its search for meaning and understanding. Jeff passionately delivers because at one time he was that teen lost and confused. Today, Jeff touches the hearts of millions as he shares his timeless lessons about life’s defining moments.

"The fall of 2013 we’ve already had two suicides. This follows a student suicide in 2012, a staff suicide in 2013, two accidental student deaths, and the death of another staff member. All this in two years. Following the suicide in 2012 (the boy’s father also took his life later that day), we gathered a group of individuals representative of the school and the community (law enforcement, mental health providers, local ministers, etc.) to determine what we could do as a school community to deal with our loss and prevent additional lives lost to suicide. During a recent meeting it was decided that I should contact you about coming to our community to meet with our students, staff, and the community.” - Superintendent, Indiana
"The Jeff Yalden legacy will live on in our community for many years to come."
 - Brett Boggs, Superintendent, Akron, IN
"You helped save my son after his brother chose to end his life. Then again you were there for me and him when my daughter took her life. Your an amazing man." 
- Mother, Cherokee, OK

"I have had you come to three school corporations and you made a very positive impact in all three communities."   
- Don Harmon, Superintendent of Schools
Teen Suicide, Suicide Prevention, Jeff Yalden, High School Mental Health

Every School Community needs to HEAR what Jeff Yalden has to say about Today's Youth!

Next Level: Suicide Prevention and Teen Suicide Prevention are very different, especially after 2012. 

A community in crisis: Nine suicides in one year; four of those in a six-week span.

Jeff Yalden is called to do what not many of us are capable of doing; he works with schools and communities before and after the unthinkable occurs. 
Through his years of experience in the trenches of modern teen maladies, he has written this book for you. To share with you what he has learned in regards to suicide, suicide contagions, strong suicidal ideation, loss, and trauma.

A renowned speaker and TEDx presenter, Jeff Yalden works closely with school communities as a mental health speaker, suicide prevention expert, and educational consultant. Jeff is a master in building trust and relationships with his audiences; he gets teens to talk openly, and guides them toward a plan culminating in hope and success.

Why Jeff? 

He's real. Teens get him. Parents get him. He speaks the truth. He gets teens and parents. He says what others are afraid to say because he's willing to do what has to be done. 

Jeff saves lives. Jeff gives hope. Jeff makes a difference. Jeff talks about teen suicide and teen mental health in a way that makes you want to listen and hear what he has to say. He presents with humor and truth.

Why don't Teens . . . 
* share their thoughts and feelings?  
* ask for help?  

Jeff will tell you exactly why?  

Jeff will tell you what you need to know and he'll give you the answers to the most difficult of questions.
"Jeff Yalden and I have met twice. Once when he came to spend the day at our school. He touched many hearts and changed lives that day. Was it raw? Yes! Was it real? Yes! Was it authentic? Yes! Was it what was needed even if it was hard? ABSOLUTELY!! The second time our students ASKED him back to speak at our TEDx event! He came, without pay because he believed in his message, the power of TEDx and the student led initiative! Each time the kids wanted more, the adults wanted more. We needed to hear his messages. Jeff is forth coming on how his visit still go and what he does, he does not dilute, he will not make compromises to his message, and he is 100% real. He tells you this when you speak with him before EVER booking him, he stays to work with kids and community after. He’s not an in and out person. He is invested. If his message is hard for you... then I ask you to seek help and work towards understanding why you feel the way you feel about his message and not lash out in hatred. He cannot MAKE you feel anyway. You allow yourself to feel how you feel. YOU are in control of how YOU handle it. Lashing out in anger says nothing about Jeff and everything about the person who is responsible for these negative attacks. I believe in what Jeff is doing. I would ask him 100 times over to come back to see us and work with us."
 - Jennifer Weinberg, Deerfield High School, Kansas

Covered in this On-Demand Course

* Jeff's Theory on Teen Suicide
How Social Media and Smartphones Affect Today’s Youth
* Why Mental Illness is the Greatest Healthcare Crisis of Our Time
* Child Pornography, Sexting, and the Laws
* The Teen Brain in Simple Terms
* Bullying and Cyberbullying: What you need to know
* The Unsettling Time of Youth: 11-24
* Causes and Treatment of Teen Depression
* Parenting Teens and Their Responsibility
* The Importance of Self-Care for Teens
* Navigating the Stages of Grief
* The Ways to Cope with Suicidal Thoughts
* 13 Reasons Why: My Two Cents
* Suicide and God
Teen Suicide Prevention
Teen Suicide: The WHY Behind America's Suicide Epidemic
"After my son Taylor died by suicide in 2016, I spent several months in a very low mental state. I decided that I needed to do something with all the love I have for my son so I started the Taylor Gilpin Wallace Foundation for Suicide Prevention. A family friend invited me to hear Jeff speak, It was at that moment that I knew I had done the right thing. Jeff touched so many students that day, myself and my son Tanner included. I booked Jeff immediately and he spoke to all five Linn County schools at our school in Brookfield, Missouri. Jeff speaks to the kids in their language, at their level. He gets them. He understands them. He is a professional in every sense of the word. Jeff has continued to inspire me as I share my son’s story. He encourages and supports me. Thank you for giving me and countless others hope." - Angie Wallace
I'm going to show you:
Why Suicide is an epidemic in today's youth.
Signs, Symptoms, Myths, Facts, and so much more.
How to communicate effectively with a person in crisis.
Step-by-Step process in getting the help that a child needs in crisis.