A national survey of college students in 2021 found that nearly 41 percent experienced depression. One in three reported having had anxiety, and one in seven said they’d thought about suicide in the past year.
Understanding that taking care of our brain health is vital to our sustained success, CPO's Mental Health and Suicide Prevention team focuses on activating involvement at all levels in support of the mental health and well being of our beautifully diverse community. Our drop in spaces, programs, events, workshops and trainings facilitate connection, foster resilience and heighten self and community awareness in order to dispel myths and misconceptions related to mental health, empower student voice and assure that it is known that we are never alone at SBU, together we thrive and reaching out equals strength.
We also provide students with free and confidential consultations, referrals, evaluations, prevention workshops and counseling services to students.
Please browse our website for helpful links and feel free to contact us with any questions.
Do you know someone looking for help? Click here for On Campus and Off Campus resources.
In case of Emergency:
University Police (on-campus): (631) 632-3333
CAPS: (631) 632-6720
CAPS afterhours: (855) 509-5742