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Minding Your Mind: Just Talk About It

A Presentation for Parents on Mental Health & Student Wellness

Parents are invited to attend this interactive presentation as an introduction to mental health, designed to train both adults and youth on how to recognize the warning signs of stress, anxiety, depression, and crisis.

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Program Details

6:00 PM, Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Rogers Memorial Theater, Central Catholic High School

The presentation will be facilitated by mental health counselor Jon Mattleman and a young adult speaker. 

Register to Attend

Program Contact: Mr. Thomas Sipsey, Assistant Principal, Dean of Students, tsipsey@centralcatholic.net

Student Wellness: Throughout the day, Central Catholic students will be attending interactive presentations on mental health, which includes how to recognize the warning signs of stress, anxiety, depression, and crisis.

They will hear from a dynamic young adult who has successfully and productively coped with mental health issues. The speaker will share a compelling personal story of recovery and resilience that will challenge stereotypes and inspire hope. 

Participants will learn about:

  • stigma regarding mental health
  • the most common causes and effects of stress and anxiety
  • negative and positive coping skills • the symptoms of depression
  • what is considered a crisis
  • the warning signs most often associated with a mental health crisis
  • how to help a youth, student, or friend who is experiencing a mental health issue or crisis

About Minding Your Mind

Minding Your Mind is a mental health education foundation providing information regarding signs and symptoms of mental health issues and illnesses, in addition to stressing that they are treatable and help is available. The goal is to break the silence, to reduce the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health issues and illnesses, and to move away from crisis-based response to prevention through education. Students will hear from a dynamic young adult who has successfully and productively coped with mental health issues through a professionally-crafted and educational presentation. Young Adult Speakers share their compelling personal stories of mental health struggles, the shift from negative to positive coping skills, and remind the audiences that treatment is available and there is a path to recovery and resilience.

About the Presenter: Jon Mattleman

Jon Mattleman is a mental health counselor and trainer with 30 years of experience working with youth, parents, and families. In 1993 he established a consulting firm focused on overcoming personal barriers and building healthy relationships. Jon has presented in communities statewide and his dynamic presentations give participants constructive tools for communicating, problem solving, and working with teens. 
Headshot of presenter Jon Mattleman

About Central Catholic High School

A College Preparatory High School of Excellence in the Marist Tradition
Founded by the Marist Brothers in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1935, Central Catholic High School enrolls 1,200 students from over 60 cities and towns. Students come from diverse backgrounds to form a caring community of faith, learning, and service. They advance to college in overwhelming numbers (nearly 100%) and move on to successful careers and positions of leadership in government, business, industry, academia, and professions.

Central Catholic High School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

For more information, please visit www.CentralCatholic.net, call 978-682-0260, or email website@centralcatholic.net.

Mission: Central Catholic High School makes Jesus known and loved.
We educate the whole person for college and for life, with particular care for the least favored and those in need.

How to Get to Central Catholic


Central Catholic is accessible from Route 93, Route 495, and Route 213.

Directions to Central Catholic



Parking

Parking is available in the parking lot in front of the Memorial Gymnasium.

Enter through the Main Entrance between the Memorial Gymnasium Building and the Hampshire Street Building, using the stairway adjacent to the Courtyard, to the left of the Memorial Gymnasium Building and to the right of the flag poles.