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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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A graphic illustrating the results from The Statesmans Sex and Relationships survey. ILLUSTRATED BY ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

2024 Sex & Relationships survey results

As is the coveted tradition of your fine campus newspaper, The Statesman asked the Stony Brook University community to peel back the layers of their love lives for our annual Sex and Relationships...

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USGs Mental Health Gala in the Union Ballroom on Mar 29. SKY CRABTREE/THE STATESMAN

USG hosts second annual mental health gala

Sky Crabtree April 7, 2023
Stony Brook University’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) held its second annual Mental Health Gala on Wednesday, March 29.
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SBU students still concerned about COVID-19 on campus

SBU students still concerned about COVID-19 on campus

Anthony Johnson February 13, 2022
Although cases have declined since the break, according to the Stony Brook COVID-19 dashboard, students continue to voice their fears about their physical and mental health as the semester progresses. 
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Mental Health Check Up photo.  CRPITT /  FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

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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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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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 outside of the administration building after campus has shut down. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Staying productive while working from home

Melissa Azofeifa April 1, 2020
There is a whirlwind of change happening as the world tries to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19); we cannot underestimate the importance of maintaining good mental health to be able to stay productive as people transition to working from home and remote learning.
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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

SBU researcher wins $2 million to research treatment for teenage depression

Maya Brown December 1, 2019
On Nov. 22, Jessica Schleider, a researcher at Stony Brook University (SBU), received the President’s New Researcher Award by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, based on the promise of developing theoretical or practical applications that represent advances to the field.
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The stigma behind therapy

The stigma behind therapy

Anya Marquardt October 11, 2019
There is a stigma around therapy even though a lot of people could benefit from it.
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