A Fresh Focus On Student Mental Health With Quinnipiac University’s Fresh Check Day

A Fresh Focus On Student Mental Health With Quinnipiac University’s Fresh Check Day

Rachel Papke                                                                                    Lauren Mihajlov

Jordan Porco Foundation                                                              Optum

(860) 904-6041                                                                                  (952) 205-6312

rpapke@jordanporcofoundation.org                                            lauren.mihajlov@optum.com

HAMDEN, CT (Oct. 5, 2017) –Quinnipiac University will host Fresh Check Day on Friday October 6, 2017. 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 talk 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.

When:              Friday, October 6, 2017

Where:             Bobcat Way at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT 

Time:               12:00pm – 3:00pm

Cost:                Free

At the center of Fresh Check Day are peer-run booths that reflect a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention, mental health issues and stigma, and high risk populations. Quinnipiac University’s Fresh Check Day booths will include Nine out of Ten, Uplift, It Takes a Village, Know your Limit, Rise Up, At Ease, Elephant in the Room, Be Yourself, Mood Matters, Check In & Chill Out, and more. Quinnipiac University’s Fresh Check Day will be sponsored by Optum, in partnership with the Jordan Porco Foundation.

Started by the Jordan Porco Foundation in 2012, Fresh Check Day has grown to 250 events at more than 100 colleges and universities in 35 states, reaching more than 40,000 college students. For more information about Fresh Check Day, visit freshcheckday.com.