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Live Art and Word Contest

West End Suicide Prevention is excited to announce the LIVE Art & Word Contest as 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 23rd and runs through Friday, November 17th. It is open to all high school students across the Upper Peninsula, whether they are doing in-person school, taking part in a 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. 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 First Place winner will receive $500, Second Place $300 and Third Place $100. For more information visit

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Trauma Informed Care

Copper Country Mental Health is committed to providing services that are safe, empowering, and trauma-informed. Recently, Ambrosia Jackson MA LPC CRC CCTP CESP, presented a Trauma Informed Care training to all agency staff. The presentation slides that contain important information are available to view here


Copper Country Mental Health Services (CCMHS) focuses on improving the quality of our services and identifying processes that could be improved upon and/or changed throughout the Agency by participating in many efforts at the local, regional and state levels. The Agency has a comprehensive Quality Improvement (QI) Program that brings together information from across the Agency so that it can be used to monitor, evaluate, and improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of services to consumers as well as to meet regulatory requirements. Please click on the link above to view the complete report.


Copper Country Mental Health Services (CCMHS) conducted a community needs assessment survey in early 2019. To view the report  in it's entirety please click on the link above.