Saint Alphonsus Health System
Strategies for Emotional Balance
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Elizabeth C. Duncan, Director of Media & Public Relations
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Saint Alphonsus speakers provide guidance with Emotional Balance
Annual Laugh-Learn-Lunch event features panel of experts

Boise, Idaho – May 14, 2013 – The Saint Alphonsus Foundation and the Women’s Healthcare Fund invites the public to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month with a luncheon on Friday, May 17th at the Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center McCleary Auditorium. A panel of mental health professionals will provide real world coping mechanisms and strategies on cultivating a balanced emotional approach to dealing with issues like fear, depression and perfectionism.

One in six adults will be affected by depression at some stage of his/her life; women are twice as likely to experience symptoms. If fear, depression and other challenging emotions are dominating your life or the life of a loved one, the Laugh-Learn-Lunch event offers insight and strategies. Learn the signs of depression and how to help yourself and those around you rediscover balance and happiness. Featured speakers include Roberto Negron, MD, Jane Baker LCPC, Shelly Conley-Durkin, LCSW and Janet Floyd, CTRS.

What: Laugh-Learn-Lunch event – “Keys to Emotional Balance”
When: Friday, May 17, 2013 11:30AM – 1:00 PM
Where: McCleary Auditorium at Saint Alphonsus, 1055 North Curtis Road Boise, Idaho 83706 (Free Valet parking)
Cost: $35 per person ($30 for Women’s Healthcare Fund Members)

For reservations contact: Debbie (367-3997/
by Thursday, May 16th.

About Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Saint Alphonsus is a 387-licensed bed regional medical center serving people throughout the Northwest. As a not-for-profit medical center, Saint Alphonsus reinvests profits back into the community and works to improve the health and well-being of those we serve by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, innovative and community based. Saint Alphonsus focuses on providing services in a spiritual, healing environment, and is renowned for its state-of-the-art digital environment and pioneering technologies; award-winning clinical services; and the region’s only Level II Trauma Center. Saint Alphonsus is part of Saint Alphonsus Health System, a four-hospital, 714-bed integrated healthcare system serving the full range of the health and wellness needs of the people in southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada. Saint Alphonsus Health System is a member of Trinity Health.

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