Emporia State University

Emporia, KS

Date: Wednesday, October 02 | Time: 10:00am-2:00pm | Location: Pedestrian Mall (between Science Hall and Morse)

Rain Location: Main Street in the Memorial Union


info: join us for Emporia State’s second Fresh Check Day, a fun event with interactive booths, free food, and awesome prizes!

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Vanessa Garcia at vgarcia3@emporia.edu.

“In It For Life

The Jordan Porco Foundation In It For Life booth challenges participants attending Fresh Check Day to BE ALL IN: INvested and INvolved in the larger Jordan Porco Foundation community and mission of preventing suicide, promoting mental health, and creating a message of hope for young adults.

Nine out of Ten

• One in ten college students contemplates suicide. That means that at any given time, nine out of ten students have the opportunity to help that one who is struggling (if they are aware of the warning signs and resources)

• Educate participants about the warning signs of suicide and how they can help

Rise Up

• Educate about the mental health effects of sexual assault and resources that can help

• Bring awareness to rape culture and the impact of victim blaming

• Empower all students to be active and informed bystanders

Check in and Chill Out

• Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health

• Early detection, assessment, and linkage to treatment and supports can prevent mental health problems from worsening

• Practicing regular relaxation and coping skills can help you stay ahead of a mental health crisis and better manage your day-to-day stress and emotions

Be Yourself

• Promote self-acceptance and acceptance of others for who they are• Provide information on risk and protective factors within the 2SLGBTQIA+ community


• Address disparities in BIPOC communities and promote responsible allyship

• Highlight strengths, experiences, and resilience within the campus’ BIPOC communities

• Provide information on mental health risk and protective factors within the BIPOC based campus communities


• Promote positive body image

• Raise awareness about the prevalence of disordered eating in college students and where to get help if they or a friend are struggling with disordered eating habits

It Takes A Village

• Helping others has a way of helping ourselves, too

• Building social networks and a sense of connectedness, as well as getting involved in your school and community, can help protect against suicidal thoughts and behaviors


• Physical activity has positive effects on overall wellness, including your mental health

• You don’t have to go to the gym to have physical activity in your life. Try different ways to get active and find some you enjoy!


• Bring awareness to the unique experiences of non-traditional students, and how others can be more supportive and recognizing of their strengths

• Offer resource information for non-traditional students

• Showcase the power of connectedness and support for non-traditional students, who may be used to having to navigate the world on their own”

Click here to learn about what counseling services are available at Emporia State or call 620-341-5222.

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988 or text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis.

If you are a young person of color who is feeling stressed, depressed, and/or anxious; please know you can text STEVE to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.

If you are a young person in the LGBTQ+ community and are feeling stressed, depressed, and/or anxious; please call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678-678.

Past Events

2023 Fresh Check Day
October 04, 2023


Want to be featured on this website? Send YOUR Fresh Check Day testimonial to: info@jordanporcofoundation.org

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