GIVE through
December 31

Mental Wellness Center

Organization Mission

To advance mental health in Santa Barbara County, California.

Social Change Project:
Youth Wellness Connection Clubs

Guided and sponsored by the Mental Wellness Center and its staff, Youth Wellness Connection Clubs at four high schools in the South County are changing how youth and their families view mental health. These clubs are about inspiration for wellness, empowerment for advocacy and self-care, and connection with each other and with the community resources that can improve mental health.

“There is a lot of stigma around the words mental health, and we know there are students on our campus struggling with depression and anxiety. We want to create more awareness and make it easier for them to ask for help. We love the therapy dogs.”

— Emily S., Age 15, Santa Barbara