R.O. Hardin Elementary School. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Education / Schools

HSD Board hears report on student mental health

Director of Student Services Kip Ward highlights hiring of social worker.


Post-election mental health tips

San Benito County Behavioral Health provides tips on coping with stress and anxiety from this election season.

SBC Behavioral Health. File Photo.


SBC Behavioral Health provides resources for mental health during COVID-19

Services are offered to everyone in the county, regardless of insurance coverage.

Photo provided by Behavioral Health.


Behavioral Health program is a success for local resident

County department shares story of recovery from substance use and mental health issues.

"There are a lot of people I have talked to who are happy because they have been able to take the time to reconnect with their families and slow down to see the sky," said Robert Johnson, a practicing licensed marriage and family therapist in Hollister. Photo by Becky Bonner.


Taking time for mental wellness

Therapists share tools and strategies for coping with shelter-in-place.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


SBC Behavioral Health to offer mental health livestreams

Zoom webinars to give tips on reducing stress and other mental health issues.

Bryanna Morales, 15, Angela Martinez, 14, and Ariana Ventura, 15, hang out in the video game room at the Esperanza Center in Hollister during the Jan. 6 grand opening of the youth drop-in center. Photos by Noe Magaña.

Children and Youth

Youth programming comes to Esperanza Center

Aside from providing a place to hang out with friends, the drop-in center offers workshops, case managers and homework tutors.

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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.