Dr. Katie Hurley

FREE to ALL: Katie Hurley, renowned expert in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Development, will speak at Lincoln Theater on June 5 at 6:30 pm. Thanks to sponsorship by Lincoln Academy, Lincoln Health, Great Salt Bay Community School PTO, Hearty Roots, and the Central Lincoln County YMCA, the event is free and open to the public.

While attendance is free, pre-registration is encouraged, since the event is expected to fill up. Registration is available through the Lincoln Theater website under ‘Talks.’

Dr. Hurley’s June 5 talk will focus on Adolescents and Technology, and how parents, social workers, and teachers can help mediate the impact of technology and social media use on adolescent mental health. She will address topics including cyberbullying and self-esteem issues that can be triggered or intensified by frequent social media use as well as depression and anxiety. The talk will address some of the pros and cons of technology use among teens, including proactive strategies to curb usage, and offer strategies to help teens learn to use social media for good.