San Benito County Supervisors and Behavioral Health department board members and staff at the March 10 groundbreaking ceremony. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Government / Politics

Behavioral Health breaks ground for new facility

New offices are expected to open March 2021.

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Health

Homeless senior population increasing

Aging seniors are increasingly likely to become homeless, which will have a big impact on local communities. The San Benito County Behavioral Health department is working to address homelessness.

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Health

Tips for reducing stress and depression during the holidays

The holiday season can add extra stress. County Behavioral Health offers some tips on how to handle it.

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Health

Shorter days have people feeling the blues

Seasonal depression can be seen as a harmless result of the time changes. However, in some cases it can lead to clinical diagnosis of Seasonal Affective Disorder that demands it be taken seriously.

The San Benito County Behavioral Health Department on San Felipe Road in Hollister. A new, larger building is being planned by San Benito County supervisors. Photo by Tom Leyde.

Children and Youth

New building for behavioral health department planned

The department’s new home will be constructed on a lot of about two acres the county purchased, behind the current offices at 1131 San Felipe Road in Hollister.