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Fresh Check Day

Fresh Check Day is a national event from The Jordan Porco Foundation (JPF) that seeks to bring awareness of various types of mental health issues and coping strategies, along with collegiate mental health resources in an approachable and interactive experience.   Join us for interactive booths, free giveaways and an honest and open conversation on mental health! 

By attending this event, participants will be able to:

  • Increase their awareness of UH mental health resources available to students.
  • Identify ways to reduce stigma and misconceptions around mental health and suicide.
  • Empower peers to be gatekeepers by understanding warning signs and knowing what to do if a friend is exhibiting signs of suicide or a mental health concern.
  • Expand willingness to ask for help if experiencing emotional distress.

Fresh Check Day 2018 will be held as part of Suicide Prevention Week on Thursday, September 13th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Student Centers Plaza. Partners include Counseling & Psychological Services, UH Student Health Center, Campus Recreation, Cougars in Recovery, Center for Students with Disabilities, Dean of Students, Women and Gender Resource Center, LGBTQ Resource Center, Veteran's Services, Urban Experience Program SMART Cougars, and Cougar Peer Educators.  Interested in learning more or volunteering?  Contact Dr. Patrick Lukingbeal at plluking@central.uh.edu  

rn more about this national event, visit the freshcheckday website.