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Stony Brook Resources Signs and Symptoms Treatment Myth vs Fact Statistics
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What is CAPS?
This service provides counseling and therapy to Stony Brook Students.
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What is depression?
This illness is characterized by difficulty getting out of bed, loss of motivation, no longer enjoying things once loved, and an overwhelming feeling of hopelessness.
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False!
True or false: getting treatment for a mental illness is giving up.
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Myth!
People with ADD and ADHD are lazy and unmotivated.
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What is severe depression?
1/3 of college students report experiencing this at some point during their college career.
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What is CPO?
This service provides education and runs programs such as Red Watch Band, Green Dot, and QPR.
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What is bipolar disorder?
This illness is characterized by alternating periods of extreme happiness (mania) and depression.
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False!
True or false: You need to know what you plan on saying before you go to talk to a counselor.
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Myth!
Mentally ill people are often violent or unpredictable
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What is suicide?
Over 1100 cases of _____ are reported per year on college campuses.
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What is the complaint navigator?
This person is tasked with helping sexual assault victims navigate the reporting process and providing support throughout.
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What is anxiety?
This disorder is characterized by an abnormal stress level and possible physical manifestation in the form of panic attacks.
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True!
True or false: A combination of therapy and medication is often an effective way of managing mental illness.
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Myth!
Mental illness must be treated with medication
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What is "men"?
This gender commits suicide at a rate of 4x more often as the opposite gender.
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What is "10"?
Stony Brook Students are entitled to _____ therapy sessions a year at CAPS.
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What is autism spectrum disorder?
This disorder is characterized by deficits in social communication and engagement that is often accompanied by a collection of stereotypical behaviors.
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True!
True or false: Getting professional help is not the only way to deal with mental illness.
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Fact!
Suicide is preventable.
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What is stress?
College students list ______ as the number one impediment to academic success.
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What is CAPS After Hours?
This service is available to call into 24/7 to speak to someone for help.
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What is schizophrenia?
This illness is characterized by an inability to distinguish reality from hallucinations or delusions.
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False!
True or false: Medication is the only definitive way to treat mental illness.
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Myth!
Almost everybody will be treated for depression at some point in their life.
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What is suicide?
This is the second leading cause of death among college students aged 18-24.






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