Florida State University will host Fresh Check Day — an uplifting event that aims to create a community of caring in support of important mental health issues.
Fresh Check Day strives to nurture a welcoming and informative atmosphere where students engage together in open and constructive dialogue. Students will learn the warning signs and symptoms of mental illness and the availability of mental health resources and services. They’ll also learn how to play a significant part in FSU’s suicide prevention initiatives.
“This event is special and essential to fostering a campus that cares about one another’s mental health, saving lives as a result,” said Brittany Benton, coordinator of NOLES C.A.R.E. at FSU Counseling and Psychological Services.
The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, on Landis Green.
The free event is organized by FSU Counseling and Psychological Services and the FSU peer educator program, RENEW, in collaboration with student volunteers, other FSU departments and representatives of the Jordan Porco Foundation, the event’s creator.
Fresh Check Day will feature interactive exhibits, food, prizes and giveaways. The Leach Student Recreation Center will serve as the rain location for the event.
For more information, visit freshcheckday.com.