HOW DO I HELP MYSELF?

SEEK MEDICAL HELP

Within 96 hours of the incident:

Consider going to the SANE Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center where you can obtain confidential medical care and a forensic exam by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. This exam is free and allows you to obtain evidence should you decide to report the incident to the police and/or press charges in the future. The SANE Center will hold the evidence for 30-days at minimum. Evidence can be collected up to 96 hours after the incident.

You can access SANE services by going to the Stony Brook Medical Center Emergency Department

After 96 hours:

You can obtain confidential medical care at the Student Health Services located in the Student Health Services Building on Stadium Road. Their number is 632-6740.

UNDERSTAND that it is not your fault – no one deserves it or "asks" for it.

TELL SOMEONE you trust about the incident.

If you feel uncertain about reporting an incident to the University or the police, you can:

  • Speak confidentially to a counselor at the Wo/Men's and Gender Resource Center (632-WOMN) which is open Monday-Thursday, 10 AM - 6 PM and Friday 10 AM - 4 PM,
  • Speak confidentially to a counselor at Counseling and Psychological Services(632-6720) which is open Monday and Wednesday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM and Tuesday 8 AM to 7 PM.
  • Call VIBS, a 24-hour hotline off-campus at 360-3606.

REMEMBER: You are not alone. Utilize resources on campus and in the community.

By visiting this page you have already begun the process of getting help.  Continue by telling someone you trust and seeking out appropriate support from the University.