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Millikan Wellness

Erik Bueno
Photo of a Millikan student talking with Millikan’s social worker, Mrs. Uresti

Feeling overwhelmed with the new school year? The Wellness Center is here for you. Located in room 703, across from the ASB room, the Wellness Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:15 am to 4:00 pm, and Fridays from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm. You are always welcome to take a quick visit.

The Wellness Center at Millikan was started Aug. of 2021, led by Millikan’s social worker, Mrs. Uresti. Their mission, according to the Millikan Wellness Center website, “is to empower students to promote and manage their own social, emotional, and physical health while striving to support all areas of their lives that may impact their academic potential.”

“I think the beneficial part of [the Wellness Center] is having accessibility to the center,” says Uresti.

The Wellness Center offers many supportive services, including counseling services, empowering and education workshops, parent support groups, peer mentorship, and so much more. You can visit the center if you need a break, or need someone to talk to.

“It’s really up to you all, what you guys want the minute you walk in,” says Uresti

There are so many resources for students in the center, but more than anything; “It’s a safe space,” says Uresti.

With acoustic music, calming activities, comfortable seats, and even a fish, the Wellness Center is a calming, comforting environment from the moment you walk in. 

Mrs. Uresti is a calming spirit, who is so easy to talk to and is always there for any student who walks through the Wellness Center’s door.

“I love my job,” says Uresti

The beginning of the school year may seem like a frightening experience, but there is so much support available at Millikan. All your stress can be calmed by

Photo of Millikan student throwing papers, representing students mental states. (Erik Bueno)

simply getting yourself help, whether that’s a break every now and then, or someone to rant to, it’s available at the Wellness Center. Take a visit. 

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    Frida SantiestebanOct 23, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    October 23, 2023

    Dear Corydon Editor,

    On October 3, 2023, Alma Perez wrote an article titled “Millikan Wellness”. I really enjoyed this piece that she wrote about the wellness center. The wellness center is a great resource for millikan students to utilize and I enjoy how this is brought up. During the start of the school year some students have a hard start and the wellness center is a great place to relieve the stress that comes with this year. However, I feel like there could have been more in depth details of what exactly students can get there. I know that there are food sources that students can utilize there and some may benefit from this information but they won’t know unless given the information. This would be a great addition to the article. I also enjoyed the attachment in the beginning where it gives students the exact time so that they know exactly when they can go. I remember freshman year I had no idea where or when this place was nor what I could get. With this information added it helps and allows the students to utilize the wellness center.
    The use of Mrs. Uresti was a nice addition to this text because it helps the students know that there is someone out there for them to go to. The kind words of Uresti reassure the students that the wellness center is a safe space for them to go to and that it is up to them. Along with this I enjoyed how the article includes all the different types of help there. If it’s just relaxing there while listening to the calming music or sitting down and having a one on one. Students can now understand that this place is a great source of relaxation whenever they have any stress, as school can become overwhelming. Not only can you go to them for school but you can also go with any troubles you have.
    Overall, this is a great article and I am so glad that resources are being implemented for students to benefit from. This truly helps students who have never heard of it and brings them the clarity they need of it. As a high school this kind of information and resources is what our population needs. Thank you for bringing awareness to the wellness center and giving attention to this resource that students should take advantage of.


    Frida Santiesteban