Active Minds is holding a virtual Fresh Check Day on Friday, March 26 from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event is a mental health fair which aims to foster discussion on a variety of different topics ranging from suicide prevention and yoga to mental health for QTBIPOC people. Active Minds hopes that the Fresh Check Day will be an opportunity for students to collaborate with different clubs and organizations and to freely talk about these highly stigmatized subjects.
Active Minds is one of UP’s biggest clubs with a focus on spreading awareness about mental health as well as destigmatizing mental health discussions at UP. With online school comes a new set of challenges which can be damaging to students’ mental health. Active Minds hopes that the Fresh Check Day will provide community and support for those struggling as well as begin to find solutions for mental health issues through discussion and awareness.
For anybody interested in learning more about mental health and taking a breather from classwork, the event can be accessed on Zoom. The Zoom link will take participants to the main room, from which participants can choose to join separate breakout rooms featuring specific topics. The event will be highly interactive, featuring a variety of different topics as well as a special raffle.
Mental health education is crucial, especially now as the pandemic stretches on, and Active Minds’ virtual Fresh Check Day is a great opportunity for students to learn about the challenges they are facing as well as the unique challenges posed to other communities. To learn more about Active Minds or the Fresh Check Day, you can visit their page on Engage.
Sadie Wuertz is a reporter for The Beacon. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.