As our community continues to discuss the impact of opiate addiction and substance use, we would like to invite you to hear psychologist and comedian Matt Bellace speak at Oaklawn’s 4th Annual Mental Illness Awareness Week on Tuesday, October 3. Bellace will also present his prevention program, “Naturally High,” to students at local schools and perform a comedy night on Wednesday, October 4, in Mishawaka, that is free and open to the community.
Schedule of events
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Fundraising lunch with Matt Bellace
Palais Royal, South Bend
Noon to 1:30 pm
Matt Bellace is a speaker, author, clinical psychologist and stand-up comedian. “Once a year I get a call from someone saying, ‘We need a psychologist who’s funny, and you seem to be the only one,’ ” he jokes. Bellace travels throughout the U.S. and Canada speaking primarily to students about choosing healthy, natural highs over substance use. He is the author of “A Better High” and developed the “How to Get High Naturally” program.
Bellace holds a Ph.D. in psychology with a subspecialty in clinical neuropsychology from Drexel University. It was during grad school that he began to follow a long- held passion for comedy — one of his personal natural highs. He’s been featured as a recurring comedian on truTV’s hit show, “World’s Dumbest.”
To learn about being a sponsor for this event, click here. Or, contact Matthew Lentsch at 574-533-1234, ext.645