EIRMC and Idaho Falls District 91 to host seminar about teen anxiety and depression

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center and Idaho Falls School District 91 are hosting their third installment in an ongoing series called Smart Kids, Healthy Families on Tuesday, January 30.

“This free seminar is geared towards parents and teens, and will highlight common signs of anxiety and depression in teenagers, help identify resources in our schools and community, and offer hope and help,” Jessica Clements, spokeswoman for Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC), told KID Newsradio.

Clements says the seminar is ideal for anyone who may be struggling with anxiety or depression or knows someone who is experiencing those mental health challenges.

“This is a great option for parents who maybe have kids who are experiencing these things or for kids who know that they have friends that are experiencing this,” Clements said. “This is the way for both parents and teenagers to find resources to help themselves and those around them.”

A local psycologist from EIRMC’s Behavior Health Center in Idaho Falls will be presenting at the seminar. Dawn Cureton works with adolescents at the center and also teaches part-time at College of Eastern Idaho.

The seminar is scheduled for January 30 at Taylorview Middle School from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.