We're a group of the 14 Communities That Care (CTC) coalitions serving the UP. CTC is evidence-based to help lower rates of youth problem behaviors, including substance use, violence, delinquency, school drop out, teen pregnancy, and depression. Our goal is simple: Create communities in the Upper Peninsula where youth thrive.
Stigma is a huge barrier that can keep youth and adults from reaching out when they're struggling with mental health or substance use.
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Share information about mental health and Substance Use Disorder on social media with the hashtag #StigmaStopsHere906
With support from the Marquette County Health Department and volunteers in each county, we are offering FREE Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention training to any group that requests it. The only cost is training booklets, which are $3 each. Trainings are one hour long, and appropriate for youth and adults. Contact us to schedule.
$1 invested into the CTC system = $5.31 savings to the community
You can donate to your local coalition by adding your county name.