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What It's All About

Fresh Check Day, the signature program of the Jordan Porco Foundation, is an uplifting mental health fair and suicide prevention event that includes interactive expo booths, peer-to-peer messaging, support of multiple campus departments and groups, free food, entertainment, and exciting prizes and giveaways. Fresh Check Day aims to create an approachable and hopeful atmosphere where students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental health and helps to build a bridge between students and the mental health resources available on campus, in the community, and nationally.

2019 Fresh Check Day

When: Monday, September 30, 2019

Time: 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Where: 14B Boardwalk (Rain Location: Osprey Clubhouse)

Fresh Check Day Booths

  1. 9 out of 10 Booth  
  2. Rise Up
    • Who's working the booth: Women's Center
    • The Rise up booth educates about the mental health effects of sexual assault and resources that can help, brings awareness to rape culture and the impact of victim blaming, and empowers all students to be active and informed bystanders.
  3. Know your Limit
    • Who's working the booth: UNF Recreation and Wellness
    • This particular booth raises awareness of alcohol (and other drug) safety and the warning signs of alcohol (and other drug) abuse and dependence. The booth also provides information on resources that can help if a student is worried about themselves or a friend.
  4. 100 Reasons
    • Who's working the booth: Osprey Life and Productions
    • The 100 reasons booth instills a sense of hope in students by reminding them that there are many reasons to stay alive and inspiring them to find their own reason to stay. Also, the booth will provide resources and information on how to help a friend who is thinking about suicide.
  5. Be Yourself
    • Who's working the booth: UNF LGBT Resource Center
    • The Be Yourself booth promotes self-acceptance and acceptance of others for who they are. It also provides information on risk and protective factors within the LGBTQ community.
  6. At Ease
    • Who's working the booth: Military and Veterans Resource Center
    • The at Ease booth educates the general student body about the unique challenges their service member peers face. Also, it supplies resource information for student service members and their loved ones.
  7. Uplift
    • Who's working the booth: Disability Resource Center
    • Promote self-care and wellness as an important component of taking care of your mental health and general well-being. The booth motivates students and allows them to relive stress through multiple activities the booth will provide.
  8. Paint Your Art Out
    • Who's working the booth: Fraternity and Sorority Life
    • For many, art and creativity is therapeutic and beneficial to their mental health and can serve as a protective coping strategy. This specific both is to allow students to express themselves through a creative art form by creating paintings of your choosing.

Trigger Warning

Fresh Check Day is a program that will address some serious topics involving mental health. If you attend the program, please do not feel as if you must converse about any of the topics. The counseling center will be present if anyone needs to talk through what they have experienced.