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Jeff Yalden
Jeff Yalden
Kayla Caragein
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Jeff Yalden will be speaking to our Jr./Sr. High School Students on September 11th in the morning. The Clearfield Area School District would like to invite the public to join us for Jeff's message on September 11th at 7PM. Please read more about Jeff Yalden below.

The Clearfield Jefferson Suicide Prevention Team’s 10th Annual Walk for Suicide Prevention & Awareness will take place on September 8, 2019 at EJ Mansell Stadium. This event will kick-off Suicide Prevention Week featuring keynote speaker, Jeff Yalden. 

Jeff Yalden, will headline the weeklong event, to be held Sept. 8 to 12, 2019, in the 2 counties.  Jeff serves as a leading authority on teen motivation and a renowned expert to school communities for teen mental health awareness, suicide crisis intervention, and suicide prevention.  Yalden himself lives proudly with mental illness.  Diagnosed with major depression, anxiety, bi-polar type 2, and PTSD, Jeff is transparent and authentic regarding his personal journey with self-care, therapy, and medication.

As a keynote speaker, Jeff dives right in, helping people and communities in their daily struggles and to guide them toward real solutions for the challenges that come their way. Jeff takes research, statistics, and clinical information and communicates it to non-clinical professionals in a practical, engaging, and user-friendly manner. 

“If we focus on the early prevention and intervention of mental health problems in the lives of our teenagers, we’ll be laying a solid foundation for greater health outcomes in life and investing in the future of our society,” Yalden said.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Jeff Yalden to Clearfield & Jefferson counties and experience his contagious enthusiasm for helping others,” said Laina Jackson, President of Clearfield Jefferson Suicide Prevention Team. “He will really set the tone for an inspiring, forward-looking school year that will leave us all with new energy and ideas for our important work with suicide prevention.”

The Clearfield Jefferson Suicide Prevention team will present three opportunities for communities to hear Jeff Yalden’s message.  Yalden will speak at DuBois Area High School on Sept 9 at 7pm, Brookville High School on Sept 10 at 6:30pm and Clearfield Area High School on Sept 11 at 7pm.  In addition to these community events, Jeff will also present assemblies for students respectively on each day plus at Curwensville Area High School on Sept 12. 

Clearfield Jefferson Suicide Prevention Team, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the occurrence of suicide in our 2 county area.  For more information or to make a donation, please visit or follow Clearfield Jefferson Suicide Prevention Team on Facebook.