Fresh Check Day 2018

Fairs & Festivals
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Room Information
Reese Shakelford Common (Rain location Slayter 2nd and 3rd floor)

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. The American College Health Association found that, in the past year, more than 30 percent of college students felt so depressed that it was difficult to function. Whisler Center for Student Wellness and Active Minds, in conjunction with The Jordan Porco Foundation (JPF), is hosting the second annual Fresh Check Day on April 19, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 in Reese Shakelford Commons. JPF is a 501(c)3 non profit corporation, located in Hartford, CT. The Porco family began the foundation in 2011 following the death of their son Jordan by suicide. The Mission of The Foundation is to prevent suicide in the college, college entry, and high school population. Fresh Check Day is a celebratory fair-like event that includes interactive expo booths, live music, free food, exciting prizes and giveaways. Capitalizing on the research supported peer-to-peer messaging model, Fresh Check Day utilizes peer groups to staff interactive booths that deliver mental health and resource messaging in a fun and engaging way. Since the first Fresh Check Day in 2012, over 23,000 young adults have engaged in this suicide prevention event.

Please join us! The event is open to the Denison community, there is national attention on this program and we hope we are setting a new precedent for engaging suicide prevention programming for college students.

Posted Date 
Monday, March 26, 2018

Contact Us


Please call 740-587-6200 and press #1 to schedule an appointment with a member of our medical or behavioral staff

*Given demand for student appointments, we ask that you cancel any appointment you are unable to attend.

Counseling “Walk-in Hour”:

No appointment necessary
Monday through Friday
11:30 am - 12:30 pm.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

What's Happening

Workshops & Info Sessions

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A panel discussion about a career as a therapist will take place on March 26, at 5:30 p.m in the Shepardson room of Slayter Hall.

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Coronavirus information

Wellness Center follows CDC guidelines for oronavirus. ISS is providing support to International students who are concerned for their loved ones at home.

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