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  QPR Gatekeeper Training

Are you interested in learning how to recognize and respond to a suicidal crisis? Become a QPR Gatekeeper! QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer-- the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help prevent a suicide. People trained in QPR learn about the causes of suicidal behavior, how to recognize the warning signs that someone needs help, and how to connect people with appropriate mental health care.  

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Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)

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Stony Brook University's award-winning SHAC has plays an integral role in supporting and enhancing the services offered at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and  Student Health Services (SHS).

Members of SHAC are actively involved in reviewing the Student Health Fee budget and recommending programs, services and initiatives to meet the needs of the student body. This club is open to all Stony Brook Students.

For more information, or to join SHAC, check out the SHAC website, read the SHAC brochure or complete the membership form

Active Minds

Active Minds is a national organization that seeks to change the perception of mental illness on college campuses. Student members work to destigmatize mental illness and connect students who are struggling with appropriate treatment. Stony Brook's chapter of Active Minds was established in 2009, and has been nationally recognized. To learn more, or to connect with e-board, visit their club page. 

Peer Education Internships

Undergraduate students have the opportunity to participate credit-bearing, upper division (488) internships.  Interns participate in experiential learning and engage with the campus through with the support of health professionals at CAPS and Student Health Services. Students can enroll for one or two semesters (up to 6 credits), as approved by their academic department.


CHILL (488 Internship credit, EXP+ or EXT, as approved by academic department) 

The Chill Peer Education Internship is an experiential learning opportunity supporting student mental health. Chill Interns receive training, assessment and mentorship opportunities designed to engage peers in the conversation about mental health. To apply, complete the Chill/Choice Application.

Women's and Gender Studies Internship (WST 488,  EXP+ or EXT)

This internship focuses on gender issues that impact student mental and physical health. Learn more about the WST Internship here


CHOICE: Choosing Healthy Options In the College Environment (488 Internship credit,  EXP+ or EXT, supported by Academic Department) 

Interns support healthy choices in the college environment through outreach efforts and engagement. They seek to heighten awareness on issues frequently impacting their peers. To apply, complete the Chill/Choice Application.


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