A Fresh Focus on Student Mental Health: Quinnipiac University’s Fresh Check Day
Quinnipiac University students were checkin’-in on their mental health at their third annual Fresh Check Day on October 6, 2017, sponsored by Optum. In fact, 700 students visited Bobcat Way from 12pm-3pm to participate in engaging activities centered on peer-to-peer education, mental health promotion, and suicide prevention.
“I really enjoyed this fair. I think it definitely brought awareness to mental health and educated people. The activities were interactive and enjoyable,” said a Quinnipiac student who participated in Fresh Check Day.
Fresh Check Day is an uplifting mental health fair that builds a campus community around mental health and suicide prevention through engaging peer-to-peer education. It creates an approachable atmosphere where students are encouraged to engage in dialogues about mental health, and it helps to build a bridge between students and the mental health resources that exist on campus, in the community, and on a national level.
Optum’s smoothie bike was a big hit with students, staff, and even Quinnipiac’s mascot!