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The Stony Brook University hospital. Oregon was the first state to codify a right-to-death law in 1997. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Suffolk County Mental Health Project identifies social factors behind mental illness

Alexandra Grace Gaspar October 4, 2018
What once began as an observational study on patients with schizophrenia in 1989, has now branched out into two decades worth of an in-depth look into psychiatric epidemiology, the study of what societal factors cause mental illness.
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Free your mind with yoga and meditation

Gabby Pardo October 4, 2018
What’s the magic coping mechanism hidden in the recreation center? Free yoga and meditation classes.
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Some psychological factors that cause eating disorders are phobic responses to food or weight gain, and conflicted feelings over adolescent development. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Inside my mind behind my eating disorder

Vincent Sparagna October 3, 2018
I face a fundamental dilemma that’s disturbed me for nearly three years now: a constant struggle with disordered eating, particularly cycles of binging and purging.
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Mental health is not culture blind

Karina Gerry October 3, 2018
Attitudes toward mental health often vary between people of different cultures. Their teachings and religious beliefs often affect the way they view the mentally ill, and the nature of mental health itself.
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Leigh Riley in her high school production of “Footloose.” COURTESY OF LEIGH RILEY

Behind the Curtain: Performing with depression and anxiety

Rachel Parker October 2, 2018
Theater performance is a work-intensive art that can leave the actor feeling vulnerable.
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 Kerri Mahoney, Lara Hunter, Smita Majumdar Das, Christine Szaraz and Samantha Winter, the Center for Prevention and Outreach staff, at Stony Brook University. CPO was awarded the 2018 Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant. COURTESY OF STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Stony Brook’s Center for Prevention and Outreach wins $300,000 campus suicide prevention grant

Erika Peters October 1, 2018
Stony Brook’s Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO) was one of the 20 schools in the nation to secure the 2018 Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
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The front desk at Stony Brook Universitys Counseling and Psychological Services. CAPS is located on the second floor of the Student Health Services building. PHOTO COURTESY OF STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

CAPS is failing its international students

Mike Adams October 1, 2018
So why does Stony Brook, a university with 3,117 students from China, South Korea and Taiwan alone, have zero mental health counselors on site that speak Mandarin or Korean?
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