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VSC felt the pain of America on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 as we watched with aching hearts and tear-filled eyes as our nation's babies were crippled in fear by a young person who was obviously living with some type of Mental Illness. 

As a direct and immediate response to the mass shooting that took place on the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, VSC Mental Health a division of Vanguard Solutions Consulting, is compelled to launch the BE THE 1 TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE CAMPAIGN to train 10,000 educators and youth workers across the U.S.A. in Youth Mental Health First Aid. We have decided that this is the way that we, as a company, can Make A Difference in the lives of young people across the country. We are going to do what is in our POWER to do. If not us, then who? If not now, when? We invite you to join us!

VSC has a program that will help equip you with tools and resources that will help your country, your state, your district, your company, your school, your church, your organization and you MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the lives of America's youth.​


Corporations, Districts, Schools, Churches, Organizations, Politicians, Parents...
You Can Be the One to Make a Difference in the Lives of America's Youth! 
VSC is doing to do what is in our POWER to do. If not us, who? If not now, when? We invite you to join us! 


​​VSC certified Mental Health professionals will provide affordable Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification courses in key cities across the country. We need your participation and support in order to make a positive impact on our country. Please take a close look at the options below. 

Become A Sponsor
We realize that many of our schools and districts have limited funds at this point in the academic year, however we understand that the need for this training is critical. VSC has partnered with two non-profit organizations, in order to solicit funding to train schools and districts who are not able to afford training at this time. Your contributions will be utilized in a way that will make an immediate positive impact on education in America. It may also help to avoid the next mass shooting at a school campus in our great country. 

Become A Local Partner
VSC is looking to partner with corporations, churches, districts, schools and organizations across the country who may want to assist us on this great mission. Partners will assist us by providing a training venue and helping to get the word out about the Training Tour in your community. Is your organization ready to Be The One To Make A Difference?

Train Your Leaders
If you are looking to lay a mental health awareness foundation in your organization we suggest that you train your leaders. Training administrators, supervisors and any leader can make an immediate positive impact on the entire team.

Train Your Faculty and Staff
 Mental Health First Aid training can equip every member of an academic institution to be a resource and tool to assist in arresting the mental health issues that plague our campuses and playgrounds. The VSC Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Tour will allow you to send members of our faculty and staff to training without interrupting your entire school day. You may be able to get 100 to 200 members of your entire team trained over the period of one week. This will offer an affordable and efficient option.

Train Your Youth Workers and Coaches
Youth Mental Health First Aid training can positively impact the youth in churches, non-profits, sports teams and any organization that interacts with youth. Training the people in your organization who work directly with youth, will have an immediate positive benefit on the mental well being.


17 Killed In Mass Shooting At High School In Parkland, Florida 
Could Youth Mental Health First Aid have prevented yet another school massacre in the USA?
Train Your District, School or Organization in Youth Mental Health First Aid

VSC YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID FEES AND COURSE INFORMATION

  • VSC will conduct training sessions in select cities across the country in March, April & May 2018​
  • VSC will work in conjunction with local partners and sponsors to provide a training location in each city   
  • The training is a one day 8-hour course and will be held from 8 AM to 4 PM. Courses will be offered Mon-Fri.
  • ​VSC will provide an on-line registration platform link for each training
  • Per Person Registration Fees (includes lunch & materials): 1 to 5: $150        6 to 20: $125    20+:$100
  • Course Size Requirements:                                                                              1 Training Day - 80 Registrations Minimum / 120 Maximum                                 3 to 5 Training Days: 80 Registrations Minimum/120 Maximum
  • ​Each participant will receive a certificate of completion
  • ​​Training will be open to districts, schools, organizations, churches and individuals

Startling Facts about Adolescent Mental Health 


  • ​​Approximately 20% of adolescents have a diagnosable mental health disorder.
  • Between 20% and 30% of adolescents have one major depressive episode before they reach adulthood.
  • Between 50% and 75% of adolescents with anxiety disorders and impulse control disorders (such as conduct disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) develop these during adolescence.
  • Between 500,000 and one million young people aged 15 to 24 attempt suicide each year.
  • An estimated 67% to 70% of youth in the juvenile justice system have a diagnosable mental health disorder.