A fresh approach to wellness
It’s important to look after your health and wellness. That was the focus of the recent Fresh Check Day on campus. Fresh Check Day aims to create an approachable and hopeful atmosphere where students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental health and helps to build a bridge between students and the mental health resources available to them. Various groups brought information and representatives ready to explain their services. Those who stopped by the Nine Out of Ten table made a pledge to help someone who is struggling with their mental health. At the UD EMS booth, students were shown a demonstration of the cumulative effects of drinking alcohol, which can lead to lowered inhibition, risky behavior, and intoxication. Campus Recreation utilized games and other activities to remind attendees about personal fitness. At another booth, students could pick up seeds and soil to grow fresh mint on their kitchen window sill. And finally, although it wasn’t part of Fresh Check Day, students could exercise their minds at an art exhibit currently on display at Radial Gallery. The show, titled “Catch and Release” by Wesley Berg and Cathy Della Lucia, features a variety of individually crafted forms and shapes assembled into colorful sculptures.