University raises awareness for mental health education

10-6-2017: Quinnipiac University/ Mount Carmel Campus, Fresh Check Day event

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undreds of students, workers and volunteers came together to bring awareness to mental health education as part of our third annual Fresh Check Day last week on Bobcat Way Lawn.

Fresh Check Day aims to create an approachable atmosphere where students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental health. It helps to build a bridge between students and the mental health resources and programs that exist on campus.

At one of the interactive booths, students were encouraged to think of and write down reasons to stay alive.

100 reasons to stay

At one of the interactive booths, students were encouraged to think of and write down reasons to stay alive.

The interactive booths were designed to educate and engage students. The suicide prevention booth was a required stop for all students walking through the interactive event.

Students engaged in relaxation exercises, enter raffles and enjoy free food at the stigma-free event.

“It’s really nice to see how much support we have on campus,” said Angelina Otero ’21.

As a school and a community that puts students first, Quinnipiac places our students' health and security a priority above anything else. Our helpful services and friendly staff will ensure a safe and enjoyable college experience.