Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


This study sheds light on the importance of providing easily accessible mental health support to all students. Advocating for mental health is important as the number of students who are suffering from mental health challenges increases. It is argued that many students are currently suffering from depression and anxiety and unfortunately schools are not doing a satisfactory job of providing support. After conducting research through the use of a survey and interviewing a school psychologist three different action options were thoroughly discussed to find school based support for children dealing with mental health challenges. Providing a permanent specialist and implementing a wellness center within the school, it is argued to be the most effective way to achieve the goals of providing school support for children who are dealing with mental health issues.