LIVE Art & Word Contest
The LIVE Art & Word Contest was suggested by a high school student who wanted to encourage positive mental health and help to break the stigma surrounding mental health issues by giving other students the opportunity to showcase their talents. Students may submit any art form, whether it be a painting, an original song they wrote, or a poem, or any other medium. The submissions will be judged by an expert panel and West End Suicide Prevention members. Voting will take place on social media, as a way to share the art creations and bring awareness to mental health issues.
LIVE in the 906
LIVE is a positive mental health campaign that encourages compassion and self-care in our communities. LIVE stands for LOVE yourself, INCLUDE others, VALUE life, and ENGAGE community. LIVE is making it’s way around the UP. Watch for LIVE in your area!#LIVE906
Communities that Care Collaboration
WESP is partnering with the following Communities that Care to bring LIVE to their counties:
The LIVE Campaign
The LIVE Campaign is a positive mental health campaign to encourage self-care and compassion in our communities.
To love yourself means to accept who you are because there is only one you. You have a unique set of abilities that only you possess. To love yourself also means to take care of your physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
To include others means to understand that we are all different and that is a good thing. Everyone has their own individual talents and by working together we can make our communities a place everyone feels accepted.
To value life means to believe you have a purpose that only you can fill. Part of this purpose is to help both yourself and others. To value life also means to help others find their significance.
To engage the community means to come together to make a positive difference in the lives of others. We make a difference by having open conversations to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. To engage also means to connect with others.
Anyone can struggle with thoughts of suicide. If you or someone you know is in emotional distress call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for free, confidential, 24/7 support at 1-800-273-8255.