West End Suicide Prevention hosts Beating the Winter Blues Health Fair on February 2

ISHPEMING — West End Suicide Prevention is hosting a health fair this Sunday at the Ishpeming Armory.

Beating the Winter Blues Health Fair will take place on February 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

More than 30 organizations will be in attendance with informational booths or activities such as health screenings, smoothie blender bikes, a driving simulator and children’s fingerprinting by the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post, a prescription drug take back, and other events with plenty of door prizes. The winner of the ongoing snowman building contest will also be announced and awarded at the fair.

West End Suicide Prevention hopes to give attendees an enjoyable afternoon while they learn about health services available to them.

“The purpose is kind of twofold,” said Amy Poirier, Great Lakes Recovery Center Foundation Coordinator. “It’s a way to help people get out in the middle of winter when it seems cold and bleak and there’s not a lot to do, and it gives people something right here on the West End that will hopefully be a lot of fun. And it’s also to get information to the people on the West End of the county about all the services that are out there and available to them. The support from the community has been amazing and we hope that a lot of people will come out to experience it.”

For more details on Beating the Winter Blues Health Fair or West End Suicide Prevention, visit the Facebook event page, West End Suicide Prevention’s Facebook page, or the Great Lakes Recovery Center website.