Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Health, Human Services and Public Policy
In 2019, the Salinas Union High School District began providing students with mental and social emotional resources through Wellness Centers. The student population served by the Everett Alvarez High School Wellness Center includes grades 9-12 and ages 14-18. The capstone project is a marketing awareness campaign video of the Wellness Center. The video will recognize the importance of mental health, describe available services, and highlight how the professionals can support students. A problem is that many students have untreated mental health challenges that are detrimental to their well-being as a young adult and student. After watching the video tour, a post survey was completed by twenty 9th grade students, which revealed that 90% agreed they have a better understanding about the importance of mental health and feel more knowledgeable about Nest services. Efforts to spread information while breaking the stigma about mental health is impactful for all incoming and current students.
Zamora, Natalie, "EAHS: Demystifying the Wellness Center for Student Social Emotional Support" (2021). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 1072.