Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Miguel Lopez


The purpose of this paper is to analyze the positives and the negatives of having an on-site therapist for each primary and secondary school. Currently 4% of preschoolers are being diagnosed with depression. (Statistic Brain, 2015) Schools need to do something to stop this epidemic. One person dies every two hours due to suicide, (AFSP, 2015) which can be prevented so easily if students received help from an early age. The options provided are having prevention programs readily available for students, integrated projects set into the curriculum, and mandatory psych evaluations for students. To analyze these options the criteria used is how much access the students would have to the options, the amount of time it would take to complete each option, and the overall impact that the options would create in the students’ life.