The LIVE Campaign

2021 LIVE Art & Word Contest

West End Suicide Prevention is excited to announce the 2nd Annual LIVE Art & Word Contest. The contest is a way to help break the stigma surrounding mental health issues and suicide, as well as showcase the talents of high school students from across the Upper Peninsula.

The LIVE Art & Word Contest begins on Wednesday, September 15th and runs through Monday, November 15th. It is open to all high school students across the Upper Peninsula, whether they are doing in-person school, taking part in virtual classroom or home schooling. Students may submit, poetry, paintings, photography, song, graphic arts, quilting, or any other art form that addresses the theme of Mental Health Awareness.

The Grand Prize winner will receive $500. First Place and Second Place prizes will be awarded in each of three categories – Visual Arts, Word and Song. Each piece of artwork will be judged by West End Suicide Prevention, as well as an Expert Panel. There will also be a chance for community members to vote for their favorite piece via Facebook. The contest’s LOVE sponsors include Great Lakes Recovery Centers and the Marquette County Suicide Prevention Alliance.

Art & Word Rules and Guidelines
Art & Word Entry Form
Art & Word Team Entry Form
Art & Word Team Member Entry Form

2021 LIVE Art & Word Sponsors

Skandia Lions Club
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.

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:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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.