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Hundred of people gather in the SAC Plaza for the Center for Prevention and Outreachs (CPO) 6th  annual Walk of Hope in honor of Suicide Prevention Month on Sept. 27, 2023. Charlotte Mirsky/THE STATESMAN

CPO hosts the 6th annual Walk of Hope

Charlotte Mirsky October 4, 2023
The Center for Prevention and Outreach hosted its sixth annual Walk of Hope for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month on Wednesday, Sept. 27.
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Alcohol and partying have come to define modern day college life. (JESSICA DESAMERO / THE STATESMAN)

Low levels of alcohol consumption still pose health risk, research shows

Kevin Sousa February 5, 2023
New research reveals that drinking even small amounts of alcohol can pose a serious health risk, raising concerns over college students’ awareness of the perils of alcohol consumption.
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Students marching with signs during Walk of Hope on Sept. 29.  JULIA HEMING

Students march for mental health at fourth annual Walk of Hope

Viola Flowers October 17, 2021
Stony Brook University students, faculty and staff gathered at the SAC Plaza on Sept. 29 for the fourth annual Walk of Hope, hosted by the Center for Prevention and Outreach to raise mental health awareness during National Suicide Prevention Month.
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The Center for Prevention and Outreach on the third floor of the Student Activities Center. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

CPO offers free, informal services for mental health support

Viola Flowers October 17, 2021
The Center for Prevention and Outreach launched two programs named "Let’s Talk" and "Resilience, Empowerment, Access, Care and Healing Groups" for SBU students to connect with counselors and peers concerning their mental health and emotional needs.
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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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The outside of the Walter J. Hawrys Campus Recreation Center on Jan. 26, 2020.  RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Center for Prevention and Outreach Throws Self-Care Themed First Night Out

Lajiere Blake January 26, 2020
On Jan. 25, the Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO) hosted a First Night Out Event that focused on self-care and resilience at the Campus Recreation Center.
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Take a Stand/Walk With Me March ALEK LEWIS/THE STATESMAN

“Take a Stand: Walk with Me” march preaches message of awareness for domestic violence

Alek Lewis October 27, 2019
Students, faculty and domestic violence prevention organizations marched together in “Take a Stand: Walk With Me” on Oct. 23 to raise awareness about domestic and relationship violence.
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Stony Brook marches for suicide prevention

Stony Brook marches for suicide prevention

Samantha Robinson September 22, 2019
The Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO) asked senior English major and jazz minor, Salvatore Fratto, to play a song at a rally in the Student Activities Center before the second annual “Walk of Hope.”
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Students and faculty march to end domestic violence

Students and faculty march to end domestic violence

Jess Stoneburner October 27, 2016
The annual "Take a Stand, Walk with Me" march takes place every October for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
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The monument quilt is a project all over the country PHOTO CREDIT: THE MONUMENT QUILT

Monument Quilt raises awareness for sexual assault

Thomas James October 23, 2016
Christine Szaraz, an organizer of the event, hopes to keep the momentum going next fall with Domestic Violence Awareness Month events, maybe having a similar event to replace the Monument Quilt.
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Transgender students face obstacles on campus

Transgender students face obstacles on campus

Kelly Saberi January 22, 2016
Choosing a new name is a big step for transgender or gender nonconforming students, but changing names on university rosters and email addresses can be a difficult process.
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The annual domestic violence awareness march on campus on Oct. 28, 2015. TATIANA GUERRA/THE STATESMAN

Rain does not stop annual domestic violence awareness march

Mahreen Khan October 29, 2015
The Center for Prevention and Outreach’s annual “Take a Stand/Walk With Me” march for domestic violence awareness roused up the campus on Wednesday afternoon.
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