Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Callaborative Health and Human Services


Arroyo Seco Academy is an elementary school located in Greenfield (CA) serving students from k through 6th grade. The capstone project and its implementation took place at Arroyo Seco’s counseling department. The community that is served by the counseling department is children who experience social and behavioral issues. There School has seen an increase of mental health illness in Monterey County that affects children directly and indirectly. The project; named Mental Health Awareness in Arroyo Seco Academy, consisted of an educational intervention that focused on 6 th grade students. The intervention focused on the importance of mental health and touched on the subjects of anxiety, depression, ADD, ADHD, and other mental health illnesses in weekly sessions over a span of six weeks. It is recommended that the agency continues to address students' mental health by incorporating lesson plans into the curriculum or by having the next intern continue to implement the project.