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Mental health support can start with one conversation

Mental health support can start with one conversation

Christina Benavides, Copy Editor

March 23, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It can be hard to deal with mental illness when you have no support at home or have friends who understand what you’re going through, but there are ways...

Self-love takes practice

Self-love takes practice

Christina Benavides, Copy Editor

February 25, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

My journey with self-love has been difficult due to mental illness, but not impossible. I’ve learned a lot about myself the past few years. It took me...

My friend the sociopath

My friend the sociopath

Christina Benavides, Copy Editor

February 11, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Some of us are whole hearted, and we are willing to accept almost anyone. Especially because those of us dealing with mental illness already feel cast...

The relationship between sadness and depression can be blurry

The relationship between sadness and depression can be blurry

Christina Benavides, Copy Editor

January 28, 2018

Filed under Columns

The relationship between sadness and depression can be blurry to some people. You might not see a difference because sadness is a symptom of depression,...

It doesn’t define me

It doesn’t define me

Christina Benavides, Reporter

November 20, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Our struggles are not always visible. I have a specific learning disability that affects my mental health and education. When you are a community college...

Just try to Breathe

Just try to Breathe

Christina Benavides, Reporter

November 2, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

My courses at Bakersfield College have allowed me to socialize and interact with new people. This can sometimes be a nightmare for a person who is dealing...

Save a life and end stigma

Save a life and end stigma

Christina Benavides, Reporter

October 5, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Men are less likely to come forward about their struggles with mental illness. This plays a part in mental health stigma worldwide. Society seems to...

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