Depression and anxiety are important topics, especially for teenagers. According to the Suicide Prevention Action Network, suicide is the second leading cause of death for Idahoans age 15-34 and for males age 10-14.
Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center is having a free seminar tonight to discuss this. They’re going over signs and symptoms for parents of teenagers. The goal is for parents to asses if behavior is normal or something to be concerned with and what to do.
“It’s so important especially in our rural area because our teenagers, young people are struggling with mental issues. We are most definitely knowing that it’s something we can talk about, we don’t have to be afraid of it but we still need education. Still, need to know what we’re looking for so we can intervene,” says Dawn Cureton a clinical psychologist who is presenting tonight.
This free event is going to start at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Taylorview Middle School.
There will be a question and answer portion after the presentation.