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Kognito trainings teach faculty, staff, and students to recognize mental distress, with the goal of connecting students to support services.

Each training takes 30-60 minutes to complete and is structured as a virtual practice environment where users learn by engaging in interactive role-play conversations with emotionally responsive student avatars. The suite is available at no-cost to all California community college faculty, staff, and students.


Coach Option: Students can request a dedicated coach who will monitors your progress through your program, providing guidance and encouragement via regular reviews.

SilverCloud is a free online mental health tool that can help BCC students develop skills for managing stress, anxiety, sleep, and depression. Based on cognitive behavioral therapy principles, the self-guided program can be accessed 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. 

SilverCloud’s Learning Modules:
Space for Anxiety
Space for Depression
Space for Depression and Anxiety 
Space for Stress
Space for Insomnia and Sleep
Space for Resilience

Coach Option: Students can request a dedicated coach who will monitors your progress through your program, providing guidance and encouragement via regular reviews.

Mindful Mondays: 
In each Mindful Monday session, Nanette Duarte, a Barstow College Counselor, will lead you through one or two mindfulness or meditation techniques focused on relaxation and calming your nervous system. 

Open to the Community. 
No experience necessary
​January 25th @ 6 PM
​February 8th @ 12 PM
February 22nd @ 6 PM
March 8th @ 12 PM
March 22nd @ 6 PM
April 5th @ 12 PM
April 19th @ 6 PM
May 3rd @ 12 PM

Mindful Mondays: 

Contact Information: Nanette Duarte [email protected]

BCC has dedicated a space for Mental Health and Wellness on the college website: 

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Dr. Christa
Dr. Banton began her career working as a social worker for the Department of Public Health-HIV Program where she worked with individuals impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. From there, she transitioned to the University of California San Diego, Department of Psychiatry working with the individuals who were newly released from incarceration returning to the San Bernardino County area. She went on to work for Children and Family Services as a Social Service Practitioner and then finally as a Supervising Social Services Practitioner for thirteen years. She has worked in direct services as well as in new program design, training, program implement and monitoring, and supervision.

Dr. Banton is a licensed marriage and family therapist and was in private practice. Her mental health specialties include education, motivation, relationship and trauma focused practice. In addition, she teaches at several schools in the local area on topics that include trauma, child abuse/neglect, mandated reporting, psychology and human services.

Contact Information: 
[email protected] 

The Mindful Space, is now open “virtually.” Dr. Christa Banton, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and our new Mental Health Counselor, is available to assist the varying mental health needs of our students

Services that are provided through The Mindful Space include individual psychotherapy, coaching, group therapy, assessment, crisis intervention, consultation, referrals to additional services in the community, and disciplinary intervention. 

Each student will receive 6 sessions per semester of individual therapy  

Teletherapy is being offered while we are off campus  

Sessions can be 30 to 60 minutes depending upon the needs/preference of the student  

We are open Monday through Friday from 8-5pm for appointments  

Appointments can be made easily through a student’s Single Sign On portal  

Appointments can also be made by emailing The Mindful Space  

All services are personal, private, and confidential 

Contact Information:
[email protected]

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

There once was a shepherd boy who was bored as he sat on the hillside watching the village sheep. To amuse himself he took a great breath and sang out, "Wolf! Wolf! The Wolf is chasing the sheep!"

The villagers came running up the hill to help the boy drive the wolf away. But when they arrived at the top of the hill, they found no wolf. The boy laughed at the sight of their angry faces.

"Don't cry 'wolf', shepherd boy," said the villagers, "when there's no wolf!" They went grumbling back down the hill.

Later, the boy sang out again, "Wolf! Wolf! The wolf is chasing the sheep!" To his naughty delight, he watched the villagers run up the hill to help him drive the wolf away.

When the villagers saw no wolf they sternly said, "Save your frightened song for when there is really something wrong! Don't cry 'wolf' when there is NO wolf!"

But the boy just grinned and watched them go grumbling down the hill once more.

Later, he saw a REAL wolf prowling about his flock. Alarmed, he leaped to his feet and sang out as loudly as he could, "Wolf! Wolf!"

But the villagers thought he was trying to fool them again, and so they didn't come.

At sunset, everyone wondered why the shepherd boy hadn't returned to the village with their sheep. They went up the hill to find the boy. They found him weeping.

"There really was a wolf here! The flock has scattered! I cried out, "Wolf!" Why didn't you come?"

An old man tried to comfort the boy as they walked back to the village.

"We'll help you look for the lost sheep in the morning," he said, putting his arm around the youth, "Nobody believes a liar...even when he is telling the truth!"
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