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How to Help Someone

If you have clicked on this page, you are probably concerned about someone. Feel free to learn about signs of distress by clicking the picture below, or just give us a call anytime at (631) 632-6720 to talk through your concerns and get individualized feedback. We have developed a clear and comprehensive website, the Red Book, with important and helpful information to guide you on how to best help students in need.

If a student may be in immediate danger, contact University Police by dialing 911 from a campus landline, or (631) 632-3333 from a cell phone or off-campus phone.


How to help as a  student 

How to help as a faculty or staff member

How to help as a friend

How to help as parents and families

If you are interested in learning how to recognize and respond to your peers by utilizing bystander intervention training, click here to sign up for a workshop at CPO.
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