Date

2012

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Department

Health and Human Services

Abstract

Adolescence is a critical time for mental, social, and emotional development. Untreated mental health problems among adolescents often result in negative outcomes. Mental illness can decrease an individual’s ability to function in the community, with consequences such as suicide, delinquency, truancy, and substance abuse. Adolescents face these determinate costs when they do not receive treatment; consequently, they may increase as the problem of untreated illnesses expands. The lack of resources, deficiency of mental health education, and fear of stigma discourages individuals and their families from seeking the help they need. The Stamp Out Stigma workshop provides information and education about adolescent mental health through a range of interactive activities in a fun and effective way. The workshop was delivered to North Salinas and Salinas High School Students. The results indicated an increase in knowledge or mental health and resources.

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Capstone Project (B.A.) Health, Human Services, and Public Policy Department

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