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Gemma, a five-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

Pet the Stress Away: Gallery

Angelina Livigni April 4, 2024

On Friday, March 29, the Pet Away Life Stress program teamed up with the Center for Prevention and Outreach and Counseling and Psychological Services to offer students the opportunity to participate in...

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President Maurie McInnis speaking at the

Stony Brook hosts rally on student suicide prevention legislation

Admir Radoncic March 17, 2024

On Feb. 23, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and partner nonprofit organization One More Option hosted several other college student governments at a rally in the Alan S. deVries Center to...

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The exterior of building on Stony Brooks campus. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

Is CAPS effective in considering student diversity?

Soojin Kang February 25, 2024

As a student from a different cultural background, I often find it difficult to open up about my stress because I am uncertain that others can empathize with my experiences. In light of this issue,...

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The Leonard Krasner Psychological Center.  CAMRON WANG / THE STATESMAN

Krasner Psych Center supports campus and local communities with mental health care

Morgan Casey October 17, 2021
Located on the fourth floor of Stony Brook University’s Psychology B Building, the Leonard Krasner Psychological Center and its team of clinical psychologists work to treat an ongoing issue found among the Stony Brook community — mental illness.
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A Graphic displaying mental health illnesses.  ANDY ZURICH / FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

The silent struggle of living with undiagnosed mental illnesses

Sam Lauria October 17, 2021
My attitude, thought process and moods were always unstable compared to everyone else. People often told me I was too sensitive or over-reactive. At first, I thought everyone thought this way; I eventually realized that this was not the case. I was living with mental illnesses without realizing it. 
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Posters advertising to vote in the Center for Civic Justice. CRIS ZHANG/THE STATESMAN

Center for Civic Justice hosts community dialogue after Election Night

Niki Nassiri November 10, 2020
Stony Brook University’s Center for Civic Justice hosted a community dialogue titled "We Voted, Now What?" on Nov. 4 as the country held its breath for a second night in a row in anticipation of the election results.
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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

Mental Health Special Issue Podcast

Juliana Slocum October 12, 2020
As part of our mental health special issue, we interviewed Julian Pessier, director of CAPS, and vice president of The Humanology Project, SBU chapter, Aamna Aatif to gain insight into the handling of mental health resources during the pandemic.
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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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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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The logo for Stony Brooks Undergraduate Student Government (USG). STATESMAN FILE

USG statement on nationwide police violence against the black community

Shaheer Khan June 15, 2020
USG does not tolerate and denounces all forms of racist rhetoric and behavior targeted towards black people. We must stand together and condemn racism, anti-blackness and white supremacy.
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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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Undergraduate Student Government president-elect Shaheer Khan poses for a headshot. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

USG President’s letter to the student body

Shaheer Khan April 4, 2020
"My Fellow Students, I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones in good health. It is safe to say that we are in uncharted territory; it is a confusing and challenging time for us all."
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