Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Andrea Ibasseine


Rancho San Juan High School in Salinas California serves students from ninth to eleventh grade. The problem at this agency is students in need of skills to cope with stress and anxiety. The contributing factors to the problem are unhealthy relationships, family problems, pent up emotions, and distance learning due to the pandemic. The consequences of these contributing factors are vaping, anxiety, fighting, and depression. A powerpoint presentation was presented to those students who need coping skills for stress, depression, and anxiety. The powerpoint introduced students to mindfulness and there was a pre and post survey included in the presentation to obtain students feedback. Results show that students aren’t aware of coping skills for stress. Students also were not informed of mindfulness and it’s benefits. The recommendation is to continue to present on stress and mindfulness to bring more awareness to students.