Fresh Check Day: Checkin' in on college students

Friday, March 5, 2021 Fresh Check Day: Checkin' in on college students

Fresh Check Day is March 10, 2021. Big Red Resilience and Well-being will have Instagram activities from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST.

by Kirsten Wandrey  |  Student Affairs

Big Red Resilience & Well-being will host the second Fresh Check Day on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

The day offers dedicated time for students to engage in dialogue about mental health and suicide prevention. This includes interactive booths and activities to help connect students to mental health resources available on campus, in the community and nationwide.

Fresh Check Day aims to help create an environment where all Huskers feel comfortable asking for help related to their own mental health or helping someone for whose well-being they are concerned. This is a signature event from the Jordan Porco Foundation on suicide awareness and prevention; students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate.

"Students can benefit from this event by learning new ways to check-in with yourself and your mental health and learning about resources on campus," says McKenzie Miers, suicide prevention coordinator for Big Red Resilience & Well-being.

This year's Fresh Check event at Nebraska is all virtual - consisting of four "booth" videos posted from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST on the @unlresilience Instagram. The videos cover suicide prevention and mental health awareness and each booth will have different activities for viewers to do from the comfort of their home, office or campus location.

Topics include:

  • Paint Your Art Out - about the benefits of art and creativity for your mental health.
  • 9 out of 10 - focusing on suicide prevention.
  • Mood Matters - an educational video with CAPS.
  • Boost - focusing on physical activity and how it benefits your mental health.

There will also be a giveaway at the end of Fresh Check Day. To get their name entered for a grand prize, viewers will need to interact with all four videos by commenting and liking, tagging friends, and filling out the post-event survey.

The videos will remain on the @unlresilience Instagram beyond the event so viewers can revisit them at their own leisure.

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