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The mental health impacts of the pandemic must be acknowledged by SBU faculty

Justin Chassin October 24, 2021
#OPINION: As we embark on the second half of our first in-person semester in a long time, I still feel like we’re in recovery from the pandemic. The past few semesters have been a challenge.
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Mental illness is misrepresented in the media; why it matters

Yaa Antwi October 17, 2021
“Euphoria,” “BoJack Horseman” and “Thirteen Reasons Why.” All these shows have one common theme — mental health issues. Whether it’s through dark humor or the life of a teenager, these shows depict the role mental health issues have in our lives. 
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Sleep is important for college students and their mental health

Xenia Gonikberg October 17, 2021
If you prioritize sleep and mental health overall, it will help you do better on that test or submit a higher quality assignment because you are not rushing to do it and you can focus on doing it well, instead of just doing it to finish it.
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Meditation can help your college experience go smoother

Skylar Sena October 17, 2021
Experiencing one of the most tumultuous stages of life during a pandemic can be, unsurprisingly, incredibly stressful. Fortunately, there are quite a plethora of techniques that can be used to make the COVID-19 college experience a bit smoother, one of which being meditation.
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Judi Le, senior Asian and Asian American studies major at Stony Brook university and Bryan Le, senior music major at Stony Brook University  holding hands for The Statesman Sex and Relationships photoshoot. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Self-acceptance is required for successful relationships

Fanni Frankl March 21, 2021
#OPINION: In a society that relies on human connection and relationships, it is vital for people to create deep bonds with one another. Unfortunately, many cannot develop healthy relationships due to childhood traumas that affect their self-esteem. 
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McKenzi Thi Murphy, senior journalism major at Stony Brook University, 

Self-Image during the COVID-19 pandemic: The good, the bad and the fads

Melanie Navarro March 21, 2021
In the beginning weeks of lockdown, around March of last year, home-made whipped coffee recipes, rising TikTok stars and YouTube videos on-at-home ab workouts dominated social media.
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The consequences of romanticizing mental illnesses

Anya Marquardt October 4, 2020
#OPINION Do not rely on a show or movie that portrays someone with a mental disorder to make you declare that you have a disorder. The romanticization of mental health is harmful to all of us, whether you have a mental disorder or not.
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Zoom is a video chat service many Stony Brook University students are using to learn remotely. Inappropriate content has interrupted class meetings during the first week learning remotely.SCREENSHOT OF ZOOM HOMEPAGE

Addressing students’ mental health during remote learning

Xenia Gonikberg October 4, 2020
#OPINION Many students suffer from an increasing number of mental health issues because they don't have access to the same resources as before. It is important that these issues are addressed and students are aware of the mental health resources available.
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A Humanology club meeting during the fall 2019 semester. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

SBU Humanology Project battles mental health stigma

Niki Nassiri October 4, 2020
Students in Stony Brook University’s chapter of the Humanology Project aim to break the stigma against mental health one story at a time with the online "Unsaid Project".
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The Student Health Center across from H-Community.  COVID-19 vaccinations will no longer be required to attend classes starting this summer. BRIANNE LEDDA/STATESMAN FILE

As COVID-19 negatively impacts mental health, CAPS offers students telehealth counseling

Maya Brown and James Bowen October 4, 2020
When a majority of the student body evacuated campus and classes shifted to an online format, Stony Brook University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) transitioned quickly to a remote format for the rest of the year.
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Stony Brook Student Health Services offers mental health services through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Twenty-five percent of African Americans seek treatment for mental health issues, compared to 40 percent of white individuals. THE PEOPLE SPEAK!/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

It’s okay to not be okay

Steven Keehner October 4, 2020
#OPINION September is National Suicide Awareness Prevention Month, and it seems more relevant to state this now: there is nothing wrong with having mental health problems.
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The Student Health Center across from H-Community.  COVID-19 vaccinations will no longer be required to attend classes starting this summer. BRIANNE LEDDA/STATESMAN FILE

Coronavirus hits the mental health of Stony Brook University students

Simran Multani May 5, 2020
According to the Center for Prevention and Outreach website, simple activities such as coloring, connecting with your peers, exercise, DIY crafts, meditation and healthy eating can increase your overall mental health.
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