Fresh Check Day @ Northwestern!

When: February 22nd, 2024 11:30am to 1pm
Where: Greenwoods Hall Multipurpose Room

What: Fresh Check Day, the signature program of the Jordan Porco Foundation, is an uplifting mental health promotion and suicide prevention event for colleges. Check Day aims to create an atmosphere where students are encouraged to engage with resources about mental health and helps to build a bridge between students and the mental health resources available on campus, in the community, and nationally.


Additional Mental Health and Related Resources:

Suicide Prevention

Helpful Suicide Prevention Videos | Columbus State Community College (
Nearly 1 in 5 teens seriously considers suicide. Can schools offer relief? – YouTube
Overcoming Anxiety | Jonas Kolker | TEDxTheMastersSchool – Bing video
Mental Health Video Resource Library | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Series- PBS
Mental Health / Racial Disparities and COVID-19-PBS 

Opiate Epidemic

Welcome to the McCall Center for Behavioral Health (
Opioid Addiction: The Worst Drug Epidemic in American History– The Doctors TV Show
How Addiction to Opiates Became an Epidemic- The Doctors TV Show
Heroin in Connecticut — a suburban epidemic | YaleNews
Understanding the Epidemic | CDC’s Response to the Opioid Overdose Epidemic | CDC 

Positive Coping and Life Skills

Lesson 7: Coping with Change –
Coping Skills for Grief and Loss – Our Natural Response to Any Change – Bing video
InPACT at Home | Mood/Mental Health | Episode 1121 | PBS

High Risk Populations and Stigma Reduction

Your Health Checkup | Your Health Checkup: YHCU: Mental Health & Olympics | Episode 34 | PBS
Mysteries of Mental Illness | Adriana Alejandre | Decolonizing Mental Health | PBS
WNIT Specials | Black Lives Matter: Mental Health | PBS
The Journal | COVID 19 MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION IMPACTS | Season 22 | Episode 18 | PBS
Montana Ag Live | Rural Mental Health (No. 5305) | Season 5300 | Episode 5 | PBS
Transforming Health- PBS
A Su Salud, Cheers To Good Health | A Su Salud: Ep. 6 Mental Health | Season 2020 | Episode 11 | PBS
Hailey Hardcastle: Why students should have mental health days | TED Talk
How To Cope With Depression – Bing video
You are not your thoughts – Bing video
The Power of Language – YouTube
Mental Health and Self-Care | PBS LearningMedia
Utah Insight- PBS
NC State Student-Athletes Make #STATEment on Mental Health and Encourage Peers to #StoptheStigma – Bing video
Mental Health and Employment-PBS
Youth Forum: Disparities In Youth Mental Healthcare=PBS
Basic Black- PBS
Why We’re So Anxious about Anxiety.


Additional Resources:

  • Crisis Text Line
    Get Help Now: Free, 24/7, Confidential

Text START to 741-741

Text STEVE to 741-741 for a culturally trained crises counselor

988 or 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline, then press 1

  • The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth) 866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
  • Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse)
    1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline
    24-hour online hotline:

1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)