FSU Encourages Mental Health Awareness and Support at Fresh Check Day

Florida State University hosted its second annual Fresh Check Day to promote mental health, alert students to campus resources and lessen the stigma associated with mental illness.

Students, faculty and staff gathered on Landis Green to learn how FSU addresses mental wellness and how to better support their peers. Organizers aimed to provide the community with information and resources to identify when someone needs help.

“Learning about the warning signs for suicide prevention and reaching out to those who you recognize are in crisis can save a life,” said Sue Shapiro, Noles C.A.R.E. Coordinator and licensed psychologist at the University Counseling Center.