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Fresh Check Day 2024

Fresh Check Day is a mental health promotion and suicide prevention fair that consists of interactive expo booths, peer-to-peer messaging, support of multiple campus departments and groups, free food, entertainment, and giveaways. 

Volunteer to be a part of UConn's Fresh Check Day!

Fresh Check Day at Waterbury, Tuesday, April 2nd

Fresh Check Day at Avery Point, Thursday, April 18th

Fresh Check Day at Hartford, Thursday, April 18th

Fresh Check Day at Storrs, Saturday, April 20th.

Fresh Check Day at Stamford, Tuesday, April 9th

2024 Participating Booths:

Nine Out of Ten
This booth focuses on suicide prevention directly, empowering students to act as gatekeepers for their peers and teaching them how to recognize and respond to the warning signs of suicide.
Sponsored by: SHaW Mental Health

Check in Chill Out
Check In Chill Out emphasizes that checking in with your mental health is just as important as checking in with your physical health – stress management and coping strategies.
Sponsored by: SHaW Mental Health

Know Your Limit
This booth promotes alcohol safety and awareness of the signs of alcohol misuse or dependence in oneself or others and provides resources that can help.
Sponsored by: UCPD & Facility Dogs

YOUnique promotes positive body image, brings awareness to the prevalence of disordered eating on college campuses, and educates students on how to help themselves or a friend who may be struggling.
Sponsored by: Student Services, CAPS, Athletics

Mood Matters
This booth raises awareness of anxiety and mood disorders including depression and bipolar d/o.

Uplift promotes self-care and wellness and helps students find coping strategies that work for them.
Sponsored by: Women's Center

Paint Your Art Out
This booth focuses on the therapeutic and mental health benefits of art and creativity and how they can serve as protective coping strategies.
Sponsored by: Student Health and Wellness- Health Promotion team

It Takes A Village
This booth builds social networks and a sense of connection, acknowledging that getting involved in your community can be a protective factor against suicide.
Sponsored by: SHaW Health Promotion team

Boost is focused on physical activity which has positive mental health benefits and encourages students to find physical activities to engage in that they enjoy.
Sponsored by: Homer Babbidge Library

Thrive focuses on your strengths and embracing a positive attitude which can better equip you to thrive in your environment, and how recognizing what you have to be grateful for can positively affect your mental health.
Sponsored by: Center for International Students and Scholars (CISS)

Be Yourself
Be Yourself promotes self-acceptance and acceptance of others for who they are and provides information on risk and protective factors for the LGBTQ+ community.
Sponsored by: SHaW Medical Care team, Rainbow Center, Asian American Cultural Center

Rise Up
Rise Up brings awareness to the mental health effects that often follow sexual assault. It empowers bystanders and addresses the impact of victim-blaming and language.

Words Matter (Elephant in the Room)
Words Matter focuses on how a lack of awareness and stigma or misunderstanding can lead some people to keep their feelings and experiences secret and in fear of being shamed or judged and brings these topics to light.

UBELONG raises awareness of the challenges students face and the resources available to them in their lives and around campus to help them manage stress caused by challenges so they can effectively manage stress and thrive.
Sponsored by: SHaW Mental Health team

At Ease
At Ease educates students about the unique challenges that their service member peers may face and provides resources for student service members.
Sponsored by: VAMP/Veterans 

In it for Life
Challenges participants attending Fresh Check Day to BE ALL IN!
Sponsored by: Active Minds, PORCO Foundation

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