The Renegade Rip

NAMIWalks: Mental health awareness and fundraising event comes to Bakersfield

Isabel Enciso, Reporter

October 18, 2019

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) celebrated 17 years of NAMIWalks on Oct. 12 at Beach Park. NAMI is one of the nation’s largest grassroot mental health organization that is dedicated to helping millions of Americans who are affected by mental illness. NAMI help family members who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder,...

All about the myths surrounding mental illness

All about the myths surrounding mental illness

Paige Atkison, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Myth: Mental Health issues are uncommon The reality is mental health issues and mental illness are incredibly common. According to the U.S. Department of H...

Smashing the stigma

Smashing the stigma

Paige Atkison, Senior Digital Editor

September 6, 2019

The stigma surrounding mental illness can be suffocating. It stifles conversation and breeds prejudice and discrimination. People with mental illnesses...

Op-ed: Daily life with mental illness

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

September 6, 2019

It is 6:30 p.m., 30 minutes before I have to start getting ready for work, and I am sitting on my bathroom floor, crying hysterically. I am desperately trying to do my deep breathing techniques to calm my anxiety but it seems impossible because it feels like my throat is closing shut. I cannot breathe and I am starting to hyperventilate. My heart begins to race and I am feelin...

Mental health workshops provided for students at no cost

Stacie Norris, Reporter

March 25, 2019

Bakersfield College is now offering workshops in the mental health field to all current BC students free of charge. These workshops, also known as Educate, Equip, Empower (or E3) will continue for the remainder of March and are facilitated by Natalia Hatley and Anabel Jimenez. Currently both women are attending California State University Bakersfield and are soon to graduate...

BCSGA members discuss resolutions and this year’s elections

BCSGA members discuss resolutions and this year’s elections

Bryana Lozoya, Digital Editor

March 25, 2019

Current representatives for the Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) held a town hall on March 21 at Levinson Hall where students...

Suicide Prevention Resources

Suicide Prevention Resources

Christina Benavides, Copy Editor

May 9, 2018

There are many resources for suicide prevention, and one of my newest findings are crisis hotlines that are online or through text. I believe this way...

Society’s influence

Society’s influence

Christina Benavides, Copy Editor

April 16, 2018

There are many ways that society has heavily influenced people that are dealing with mental health issues, and it may be for the worse. One of the negative...

Mental health support can start with one conversation

Mental health support can start with one conversation

Christina Benavides, Copy Editor

March 23, 2018

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...

Managing schoolwork and depression

Managing schoolwork and depression

Paige Atkison, Reporter

March 23, 2018

Though depression can be a taboo subject in American society, it is not uncommon. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, depression...

Learn from past mistakes and grow

Learn from past mistakes and grow

Christina Benavides, Copy Editor

March 7, 2018

I’ve learned a lot about myself within the past few years of dealing with mental illness, but the mistakes I made along the way are what I want to elaborate...

Self-love takes practice

Self-love takes practice

Christina Benavides, Copy Editor

February 25, 2018

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...

The news site of Bakersfield College
Mental Health