LIVE was developed by West End Suicide Prevention, a diverse group of individuals with the common goal of reducing suicides.
LIVE encourages self-care and compassion in our communities. LIVE means to LOVE (yourself), INCLUDE (others), VALUE (life), and ENGAGE (community).
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
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.
Students and staff at Northern Michigan University asked West End Suicide Prevention to bring LIVE to campus. So #LIVENMU was created in the fall of 2022 and a group is bring formed on campus. If you are interested in being a part of this group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
West End Suicide Prevention
West End Suicide Prevention (WESP) is a diverse group of individuals from the west end of Marquette County who work to prevent suicide in the community. West End Suicide Prevention includes members from healthcare, law enforcement, schools, businesses, community members, non-profit organizations and others. We meet monthly to discuss ways to reduce stigma in our community, such as promoting educational events, attending health fairs, and participating in community events.
How To Get involved
Great Lakes Recovery Centers Foundation
97 South Fourth Street, Suite C
Ishpeming, MI 49849