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Mental health support can start with one conversation

Christina Benavides

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

Paige Atkison

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

Christina Benavides

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

Christina Benavides

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...

My friend the sociopath

Christina Benavides

Christina Benavides, Copy Editor

February 11, 2018

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...

Break the stigma and offer help

Christina Benavides

November 30, 2017

Suicide is a controversial topic. Even those who have never experienced it have a heavy opinion on the topic. I speak from my own experience of having...

Tumblr can hurt

Tumblr can hurt

Christina Benavides, Reporter

October 23, 2017

For some people social media is a place to escape and unwind. For those suffering with serious mental health issues, this could be a triggering place. Tumblr...

BC workshop fights mental illness stigma

Megan Fenwick, Social Media Editor

October 4, 2017

Bakersfield College’s Student Health and Wellness Center hosted a Movies for Mental Health workshop for students in collaboration with Art With Impact, a charity organization that strives to destigmatize mental illness through art. The event took place in Student Services 151 on Sept. 13 and provided students with material about resources on and off campus and food and...

Mental health is just as important for the students

Elizabeth Fernandez, Reporter

April 23, 2014

The Student Health & Wellness Center fee is included into every single Bakersfield College student’s tuition, and yet not many know or take advantage of the services being provided to them. The center is split into two departments – medical and mental. While the medical center is run by a doctor and a nurse, the mental division consists of Edie Warkentin, a licensed...

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