Mental Health First Aid

Similar to CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to assist individuals who may be in crisis while connecting them with the appropriate help.

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. 

adults lives with a MENTAL ILLNESS.

{Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Institute of Mental Health via the National Survey on Drug Use and Health [NSDUH] and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration}

On average, there are 123 SUICIDES A DAY.

{Source: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention}

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

1 in 5 youth ages 13 to 18 lives with a mental health condition. That means in a class of 25, five students are impacted. That’s why it’s so important for all adults working with adolescents to take Youth Mental Health First Aid, an 8-hour course that teaches participants how to help adolescents experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.


Having a more informed staff can dramatically help early intervention efforts and get youth the help they need when they need it.

Contact Us to Learn More and Schedule a Training

If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - a free 24-hour hotline - at 1.800.273.8255.

If your issue is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

A Balanced Perspective does not offer emergency services.

Crofton, MD 21114


Tel: 443-351-8033

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