Jeff Yalden Foundation - Flipbook - Page 14
- Stacey Reilly, SADD Sponsor
Northwest High School,
Mental illness is the greatest
healthcare crisis of our time and
we as educators have a great
responsibility to reach our youth
where they won’t come forward.
AND CRISIS INTERVENTION
THE GREATEST HEALTHCARE
CRISIS OF OUR TIME!
In 2017, we had 160,000 teens rushed
to the Emergency room with a failed
suicide attempt. Of those, 35% will try
again and succeed!
Jeff is educated, trained, and certified to
raise awareness about mental health. He
teaches suicide prevention in a manner
designed to educate, inform, and inspire.
His speaking programs interweave key
educational messaging with personal
narrative, bringing audiences together for
an enlightening program. Nobody has his
Since 2012, we’ve seen a surge
in smartphones and teens
access to smartphones. Social
media platforms, group texting,
YouTube, and always being
“ON” has really changed how our
youth cope and problem solve,
let alone what all this “ON” time
does to one’s self esteem. Jeff’s
Theory on Teen Suicide coupled
with the growing teen suicide
epidemic and it becomes clear
that mental illness is a recipe
for disaster that threatens to
put the already overburdened
healthcare system on its ear.
Contact Jeff today! Be proactive.
Jeff is always eager
to meet with family and/or
friends to help
understand the reasons and
thoughts as well as to
encourage the grieving
“Millions of teens in the United States have mental health problems and behavioral
imbalances that may lead to poor academic performance and unfulfillment in their
“1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have or will have a serious mental illness.
“Suicide is the second leading cause of death in youth ages 10 - 24 and 90% of those
who died by suicide had an underlying mental illness.
“More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease,
AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, combined.
“Each day in our country, there are more than 3,000 suicide attempts by young people
“If these percentages are additionally applied to grades 4-8, the numbers would be
higher . . . MUCH HIGHER.
“THE COSTS OF NOT TAKING ACTION ARE JUST TOO CRAZY TO IGNORE!”
THE STATISTICS ARE HIGHLY TROUBLING
U.S. SUICIDE RATES HAVE
REACHED A 30-YEAR HIGH!
It is rare to find a speaker who
knows the teenage soul as well
as Jeff does. His stories really
hit home with the students. Jeff
inspired our student to consider
their greatest potential.
In the next decade we
will have a 31% increase
in teen suicide and drug
overdoses and alcohol