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Health Safety

Stony Brook University and the Office of Emergency Management are committed to providing students, faculty and staff with the knowledge and resources needed to make healthy decisions and ensure a network of care for those who need support.

  • The University Counseling Center offers consultation, crisis intervention, brief psychotherapy, group and couple's therapy, and psychiatric services for all Stony Brook students. Additional services are available through the Center for Prevention and Outreach.
  • The Stony Brook University Employee Assistance Program provides confidential information, assessment and referral services to employees, family members and retirees.
  • Stony Brook has a Behavior Assessment Committee that meets regularly for the sharing of information and the coordination of responses to at-risk/ distressed students. There is a process in place for review, assessment and referral through Student Affairs.
  • Critical Incident Management Committee of senior Administrators and Emergency Management personnel meet bi-weekly to review incidents, status of programs and operational needs.
  • Outreach efforts have already begun to familiarize faculty and staff with reporting procedures and expectations when a student is disruptive or distressed. This effort is being coordinated by the Center for Prevention and Outreach in the Division of Student Affairs. A brochure was recently updated and distributed to all faculty and another one is being developed for staff which describes these protocols. The brochures also contain resources and lists offices for faculty and staff to contact if the need arises and/or if they have questions.
  • The Center for Prevention and Outreach has also developed and implemented a one-class session curriculum module, which includes depression/suicide prevention and bystander intervention. The session is being presented to all incoming freshman as part of the SBU101 course required for all new students.
  • Student Accessibility and Support Center assists students with disabilities in accessing the many resources of the University. Individuals with visual, mobility and hearing impairment as well as those with hidden disabilities such as chronic medical conditions, psychological, and learning disabilities are invited to make use of the services and equipment available.
  • Student Health Services offers comprehensive and cost-effective health services for both medical and psychological health problems. The staff includes physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists, laboratory technologists, a social worker, health educators, and a substance abuse and addictions counselor.

If you are concerned about or are contemplating suicide, please go to Ulifeline.