Mental Health Awareness at Stony Brook University
Hi, I’m Sam Stanley. College students face pressures and challenges that can make them feel overwhelmed often with considerable effects on their mental health and well-being. If you’re having these feelings, I’m here to say that you are not alone. Many students feel stigmatized by issues around mental health, and they may not want to admit that they are having difficulties. But seeking help early for depression and anxiety can help prevent health problems that have their own serious consequences. According to the 2014-2016 National College Health Assessment survey, every year, one half of all college students will experience a period of overwhelming anxiety, and a third will experience depression that interferes significantly with how they function. Don’t wait for symptoms to go away by themselves, and don’t ignore how you’re feeling At Stony Brook University, we have the resources to get you the help you need. Free, confidential services include counseling, support groups, medication and stress management programs. Visit stonybrook.edu/caps for the Counseling and Psychological Services website. Getting help is a sign of strength. At Stony Brook University, we are there for each other. We are a caring community, and we are here to help.