Mental Wellness Conference to be hosted at Madison High School

By Steven Martorana, Rexburg Standard Journal

REXBURG — The second Mental Wellness Conference is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Madison High School. Madison Memorial Hospital, Brigham Young University-Idaho, Madison School District and EIRMC Behavior Health Center are hosting the event, according to a recent press release from Madison Memorial Hospital.

Six presenters will be in attendance and will speak on several topics, including signs of mental illness, suicide in Idaho, prescription medication abuse, stress and anxiety, grief, loss, distinguishing detrimental coping behaviors and the harmful effects of pornography.

A Community Conversation event will follow the main conference and will be presented by Voice Advocacy and Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN) from 1-3 p.m., according to the press release. These group discussions will focus on four areas: risk factors, signs and triggers, community support and resources and resilience and self-direction.

Attendance to the event is free in the hopes that the information provided will allow for a deeper understanding into mental health and what help and resources are available for those struggling with a mental health condition.