b'THRIVING IN 2020Despite unprecedented obstacles in 2020 due to the impact of the global pandemic on college campuses, 102 Fresh Check Days took place throughout 32 states plus DC. 45 were held virtually! WESTFIELD STATE UNIVERSITY (MA)WSU pioneered the virtual Fresh Check Day model at the onset of the COVID-19 shutdownin the U.S., inspiring a new frontier for Fresh Check Day programming. Their staff coordinator partnered with JPF to provide an instructional webinar to equip other coordinators with the tools and confidence to run their own livestream events. Their creative innovation was a critical factor in Fresh Check Days success in 2020. CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY (VA)CNU was 1 of 5 brave new schools to hold Fresh Check Day for the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their September outdoor event saw 250 students participate, showing just how eager students were to safely talk about mental health after 6 months of restricted activity. FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY (FL)As with all in-person Fresh Check Days duringthe pandemic, FGCU took great care to ensure safety was of top priority. They even had a Safety Squad, responsible for overseeing compliance with safety protocols. 120 students participated in their October Fresh Check Day.2020 Student Survey Results78% 78% 79% 84% 78%more aware of warningmore aware ofmore prepared tomore likely to askmore comfortable signs of suicide resources available help a friend for help if in distress talking about suicidePhoto credit: Benjamin Leistensnider at CNU'