UAH presents fresh check day, checking in with college students. Wednesday, April 6, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., CGU greenway.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville Counseling Center and other campus departments are hosting the 4th Annual Fresh Check Day Event from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6. This is FREE to all currently enrolled UAH students.

Student ID is needed to register. Pre-registration is not available/required.

**Due to rain chances, we have moved this event to be inside the Charger Union on the 2nd floor**

Fresh Check Day, the signature program of the Jordan Porco Foundation, is an uplifting mental health promotion and suicide prevention event for colleges 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.
aerial view for uah fresh check day therapy dog and students at uah fresh day students visiting booths at uah fresh check day and petting a therapy dog

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Fresh Check Day booths and activities:

9 out of 10*

Nine out of ten 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. One in ten students contemplates suicide. Be Aware, Speak Up, Reach Out and #HELPSOMEONE.

*This is a required booth

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, and teaches students stress management and coping strategies.

Know Your Limit

Know your limit promotes alcohol safety and awareness of the signs of alcohol abuse or dependence in oneself or others, and provides resources that can help.

Paint Your Art Out

Paint your art out focuses on the therapeutic and mental health benefits of art and creativity, and how they can serve as protective coping strategies.

  • Activity - Affirmation Flags

Boost

Boost focuses on physical activity, which has positive mental health benefits, and encourages students to find physical activities to engage in that they enjoy.

Be Yourself

Be Yourself promotes self-acceptance and and acceptance of others for who they are, and provides information on risk and protective factors within the LBGTQ+ community.

  • Activity - Tie Dye
  • Booth Partner - Housing

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.

At Ease

At Ease educates students about the unique challenges that their service member peers may face and provides resources for students service members.

Elephant in the Room

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

Other important partners: