Nurturing Support for Teen Mental Health: Matt Bellace, Ph.D., to Visit Carmel Catholic

During our spring wellness day, Matt Bellace will serve as the keynote speaker for the student presentation. With his engaging and humorous style, he will address our students directly, empowering them with practical strategies to navigate the challenges of adolescence. Through his motivational talk, Matt will inspire our students to prioritize their mental health while equipping them with tools to reduce stress and foster resilience.

For parents, Matt Bellace will deliver a thought-provoking presentation titled "Supporting Teens in Reducing Their Stress (and Ours)." During this session, parents will gain valuable insights into effective communication with their teens regarding sensitive issues. Understanding the development of the adolescent brain will further enhance their ability to navigate the complexities of their child's mental well-being. Moreover, Matt will shed light on the impact of screen time, sleep deprivation, and substance abuse on teen mental health.

To truly support our teens, it is crucial that we equip ourselves with knowledge about healthy coping mechanisms. Matt Bellace's presentation will delve into the science behind these strategies, highlighting the importance of positive social support, meditation, exercise, and other natural highs. These insights will empower both parents and students to embrace practices that promote mental well-being and resilience.

At Carmel Catholic, we believe in the transformative power of a Christ-centered education. Our commitment to nurturing the whole person, in mind, body, and spirit, guides us in providing comprehensive support for our community. Through events like Matt Bellace's visit, we reinforce our dedication to academic excellence and the holistic development of our students. By fostering an environment where mental health is prioritized, we ensure that our students can flourish academically, spiritually, and emotionally.