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SBU students face unique challenges with loans

Morgan Casey December 1, 2021
On top of these financial implications, there are also the looming mental and psychological effects that debt has on students’ mental health. Many students experience profound stress, anxiety and feelings related to shame when thinking about their financial situations related to school. In a 2021 survey, one in 14 student borrowers said they experienced suicidal ideation because of taxing debt situations.
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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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“13 Reasons Why” continues important conversation in its third season

Melissa Azofeifa August 25, 2019
The third season of the controversial show, “13 Reasons Why” came out on Netflix on Friday, Aug. 23, and it does not disappoint. For those of you who haven’t caught up yet, don’t worry, there will not be any spoilers in this article.
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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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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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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

Students discuss mental health for minorities

Abishek Chandrasekar September 27, 2018
Fernandez pointed out that minority patients often feel uncomfortable with therapists who don’t understand their culture, background and language. “If you can’t be fully understood at all levels, then how can you be healed?” she said.
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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

People of color must stop treating mental health as taboo

Samiha Ahmed April 8, 2018
I've noticed that older people of color stigmatize mental illness for various reasons.
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A tall classic chai tea latte. Stony Brooks newest Starbucks location opened in the basement of the library on Jan. 23.TAYLOR HA/STATESMAN FILE

The Science of College: How coffee affects the body

Andrew Goldstein February 17, 2016
If human brains were a high school movie, caffeine would be the bad boy who easily asks the receptor on a date while adenosine is still building up his confidence.
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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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“Part of the Pack” educates students on suicide and mental health

Emily Benson April 13, 2015
The Stony Brook community came together on Tuesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 9 during “Part of the Pack,” a two-part suicide awareness and prevention program.
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On reporting death: I am a Seawolf, too

Hanaa’ Tameez December 13, 2014
I was at the scene on Dec. 2. I saw students around us with tears rolling down their faces. I had to swallow the knots in my throat and bite the insides of my cheeks to keep my own tears from falling.
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