Mental Illness Awareness Week

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

 To purchase a table or individuals tickets, click here Tickets cost $50 with a table of 8 tickets being $400.


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A Natural High Comedy Night

First United Methodist Church, Mishawaka, IN

201 E. Third St., Mishawaka

6:00 -7:30 p.m.

Who said talking about drug prevention has to be boring? In Matt’s “Naturally High” comedy show, he dispels myths about drug use and prevention in a fun and hilarious way. Join us for
the evening as we learn how to get naturally high.

This event is free to the public.



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