Adolescence can be tough for young people and their families
Many people begin experimenting with substances as teenagers, while half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14. These challenges can have a lifelong impact: one in five adults in Baltimore has a mental health disorder, and one in 10 has a substance use disorder.
BHSB works with schools, communities and organizations across Baltimore and Central Maryland to ensure young people and families get the information they need about preventing substance use and protecting their emotional health.
Substance Use Prevention and Emotional Health and Wellness Tips
Resources for Families and Schools
- K.O.D (Kids Off Drugs) is a high-energy, school-based initiative that helps youth and young adults avoid or reduce substance use. Learn how we can work with your school.
- BHSB works with Baltimore City Schools and providers across the city to ensure all youth and children have access to high-quality behavioral health care. Explore our online directory of early childhood mental health care and school-based behavioral health specialists and learn how to connect with a Family Support Peer Specialist or the Baltimore City Local Care team.
- Overdose Prevention
- Treatment and Other Services
- What Is Substance Abuse Treatment? A Booklet for Families: This brochure addresses concerns of children and family members of people living with substance use disorders.
- AlcoholFX Mobile App is a free, science-based app that teaches students ages 10 to 12 how alcohol can harm their brains if they drink
- The Trevor Project
- Black Mental Health Alliance