Housatonic Community College Celebrates Fresh Check Day on October 25

October 20, 2017

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Contact: Matt Fischer 203-332-8531

Fresh Check DayOn Wednesday, October 25, Housatonic Community College joins more than 100 colleges and universities across the nation to celebrate Fresh Check Day in the HCC Courtyard from 11:00am-2:00pm. The event promotes awareness of mental health resources and coping strategies for college students.

Fresh Check Day is sponsored by the HCC Counseling Center and will feature interactive expo booths, free food and prizes, with the goal of reducing the stigma and misconceptions that often surround mental health issues and deter individuals from seeking help.

“It’s about promoting connections.” says HCC counselor Dr. Indira Reddy. “We should all feel encouraged to ask for help when we need it.” The information and activities included in Fresh Check Day are intended to empower students to understand warning signs and protocols for helping peers who may show signs of distress.

“Some students don’t know that help is available,” says Dr. Reddy. “We have a lot of commuter students who don’t always have the chance to make connections. We want them to know that when they walk through these (HCC) doors they’re important to us.”

The HCC Counseling Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am-6:00pm. For more information on Fresh Check Day, visit http://freshcheckday.com/

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