Jeff Yalden Foundation - Flipbook - Page 8
HE MAKES YOU LAUGH
He Commands Attention,
HE MAKES YOU THINK
Anybody who has seen Jeff speak knows why he is highly regarded as one of the
top speakers in the world. He’s made his career all working with youth, schools,
educators, counselors, and mental health professionals. Jeff says, “My passion
and purpose met with God’s plan for me and the rest just exploded!”
- C. Schmitt
Guidance, Warwick HS,
TAKE TIME TO THINK
Be Patient. Be Still. Breathe. It will be OK!
It’s OK to ask for HELP!
See Something. Say Something. Know
Something. Do Something.
Award winning and internationally
acclaimed teen mental health speaker
His full day “Teen Mental Health” days
lasts 14-15 hours in schools and school
communities talking teen mental health
and suicide prevention. Jeff works
closely with the administration and
counselors to provide support for teens,
teachers, and the community. These
days are amazing and new students are
coming forward that prior to Jeff’s visit
were not on the school’s radar.
By using vivid examples from his youth,
Jeff connects with students on an
intensely personal level as he drives
home three crucial maxims:
- ATTITUDE INFLUENCES CHOICES
- CHOICES BUILD CHARACTER
- CHARACTER SHAPES LIVES
Your presentation today,
in the words of our
the fifteen years of bringing
speakers to Warwick High
School, this was the first time
anyone has received a standing
ovation from the students.
presentations cover such subjects as
attitude, choices, self-respect, and
much more. His “Take Time to Think”
mantra is forefront in all of his youth
programs - and he deeply understands
that the stresses of school, family, peer
pressure, and puberty put our youth at
risk of making poor choices. Combine
all this with the surge of smartphones
from 2012-2018, and you can imagine
why teens are feeling the way they do.
He possesses an uncanny ability to
reach today’s youth on their level - in
a language and style they respect.
Students “get” him! He “gets” them too!
Jeff speaks more than 200 times a year at high
schools, colleges, and other venues across the
country - and students come away believing that
they too can make a difference in the world.
His innate ability to connect with his audience
makes Jeff a trusted and caring voice for our
For many students, Jeff’s presentations elicit a
“defining moment” - opening them up to a lasting
sense of purpose while building on a foundation
of authenticity, self-acceptance, and healthy
decision-making. Students love and appreciate
how Jeff is transparent and genuine in his talks.
They appreciate how he shares his personal life,
struggles, and how he overcomes his own mental
illness. Diagnosed with major depression, bi-polar
type 2, and PTSD, Jeff isn’t afraid to speak about
his ups and downs, but carefully talks about how
he overcomes every day challenges and triggers.
Don’t be surprised to see tears well up in the eyes
of even the toughest kids as he breaks through
their defenses and opens their hearts to new
meaning, understanding, and direction.