Fresh Check Day, a concept created by The Jordan Porco Foundation, is designed to bring the whole campus community together to “check-in” on the mental health and wellness of college students. Capital aims to make every day in April a Fresh Check Day by providing virtual workshops and demos, safe in-person activities, and online resources. Best of all? Students can WIN AN AMAZON FIRE TABLET for participating and taking the survey!
Take part in the Check in at Home activities and don’t forget to tag us on social media showing us all of the ways you are promoting your mental health and wellness! Each tag wins you a chance to win a prize.
Stay tuned to your student email and Grad Guru for a list of LIVE virtual or in-person activities this month.
Want more information? Contact Helena Carrasquillo
KNOW THE WARNING SIGNS AND HOW TO HELP
1 out of 10 college students contemplates suicide. Learn how to be one of the other 9 out of 10.
FRESH CHECK DAY WORKSHOPS
CHECK IN AT HOME CAMPAIGNCheck In Activities
What is a warmline? A warmline is a phone number that people can call to get emotional support and learn about available mental health and recovery resources relevant to them or their loved ones. Warmlines are not crisis lines, they are intended to help people manage issues before a crisis point hits.
Community Health Resources Warmline
- 6pm-10pm, 7 days a week
Join-Rise-Be Statewide Young Adult Peer Initiative/Warmline
- 12pm – 9pm, 7 days per week
Eating Order Support
National Eating Disorder Association runs a free, confidential hotline available Monday–Thursday, 9:00 am EST – 9:00 pm EST and Friday, 9:00 am EST– 5:00 pm EST.
- Text NEDA to 741741
For a full list of warmlines throughout the state of Connecticut, visit:
If you are in a life-threatening situation dial 9-1-1 immediately. If you are in crisis, dial 2-1-1 in Connecticut.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Crisis Text Line
- Text HOME to 741741
- Crisis Text Line serves anyone in any type of crisis, providing access to free 24/7 support and information through text.
- Crisis Intervention & Support
The Trevor Project Lifeline
- The Trevor project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ + youth.
Veterans Crisis Line
- Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves. Confidential 24/7 support
- 273.8255 (Press 1)
- Text 838255
- Online Chat https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/chat
CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Access Line
- The 24/7 Access Line facilitates access to treatment for substance use disorders and prioritize transportation services for detox.
Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline
- Online chat services available at org
Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline
- English 888.999.5545
- Spanish 888.568.8332
For a comprehensive list of crisis services in the state of Connecticut, visit:
- Community Health Resources (FREE Services for CCC students)
- http://www.resiliencegrowshere.org/ for Veterans
- https://www.va.gov/directory/guide/state_PTSD.cfm?STATE=CT PTSD support for Veterans
Screenings (Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders)
ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS AND WEBSITE RESOURCES
- Daily online classes, support groups, and resources including Book Club, Writing Group, Women’s Group, Men’s Group, Yoga, Qi Gong, Meditation, Alternatives to Suicide Group, Breath-Body-Mind, Meditative Coloring, Sound Healing Experience, and Creative Expression Workshop.
In The Rooms
- In The Rooms is a free online recovery tool that offers 130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from addiction and related issues. We embrace multiple pathways to recovery, including all 12 Step, Non-12 Step, Wellness and Mental Health modalities.
SMART Recovery Online Community (SROL)
- SMART Recovery Online (SROL) is an online community where individuals with addiction, their Family & Friends, and other specialized audiences can interact with SMART Recovery volunteers and each other to aid in overcoming addiction.
- Support groups led by trained facilitators with lived experience with mental health issues or with a family member who has a mental health condition. Topics include mental health issues, recovery, connection, veteran groups along with family and peer support.
- Online support groups, holistic stress management, podcasts and webinars!
PHONE APPS FOR MINDFULNESS AND STRESS RELIEF
- Free meditation, music, soundscapes and sleep app. Children’s meditations too
- Free daily inspirational quotes. It provides mindfulness reminders randomly throughout the day.
Coloring Book for Adults
- Free coloring pages that allow users to color within the app for relaxation
Happyfeed: Gratitude Journal
- Gratitude journaling is one of the easiest ways to find more happiness by training your brain to focus on the positive and become more resilient in harder times.
Happify: For Stress & Worry
- Science-based activities and games to help you overcome negative thoughts, stress, and life’s challenges
- Free 10,000 guided meditations. Children’s meditations too.
- Free evidence-based program for teaching mindfulness & meditation
- Free self-guided training. Created for Veterans but appropriate for everyone.
- Free anxiety reducing guided meditations
- Free games/activities for stress
RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN
- Go Noodle
- Mindfulness games, videos, and activities. It is also an APP, search for the free version
- Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube Videos
- Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids
Three Good Things: A Happiness Journal
- Easy-to-use app to help children focus on the positive and recognizing what went well today. (Ages 6 and up.)