Mental Health Players

Lights! Camera! Action!

The Mental Health Players have been taking center stage for over 20 years, bringing distinctive, thought-provoking presentations to audiences across Maryland.

Using role play and interactive audience participation, this troupe of volunteer actors expands awareness and educates community members about mental health issues, mental illnesses, relationship problems, substance use, and a comprehensive range of societal problems.

Conflicts are presented through dialogue between actors, with a narrator facilitating audience responses. This flexible, spontaneous format allows the actors to tailor performances to a broad variety of topics and audiences.

Everybody can benefit

Used as an alternative or supplement to a keynote speaker, the Players illustrate familiar scenes and get to the root of disagreements. Groups ranging in number from 20 to 500 have benefited from the Players’ presentations over the years. These include:

  • Institute on the Ministry to the Sick
  • Senior Centers and older adult housing
  • Child Abuse Prevention Center
  • Baltimore Neighborhoods
  • Baltimore Orioles Staff
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Business and Professional Women
  • Baltimore County and Baltimore City Police
  • League of Women Voters
  • St. Agnes Hospital
  • Patterson Park High School
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Baltimore Veterans Administration

The Mental Health Players staff can also develop unique, custom presentations based on group needs. If you would like more information or to schedule the Mental Health Players, please contact Lisa Palmer at