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Student Wellness & Mental Health Services

Ask for help not because you are weak. But because you want to remain strong -Les Brown

Char-Em Wellness Program


The Char-Em Wellness Program is a new resource at Concord. The Program offers school-based behavioral health therapy by a licensed, master-level therapist.  Services include offering individual and group therapy to help students with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, grief/loss, anger management, social skills, attention, and school performance issues, as well as giving support for difficulties with adjustment to stressors students may be facing. Family support, therapy, and parent education are also available.

Christine Carpenter, LMSW, is our school-based therapist. Christine has over 25 years of experience working with children, teens, and their families. She will be at Concord on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

 Students can be referred by their family, teachers, staff, primary care providers, or refer themselves.  Parental permission must be given for therapy to be provided, unless the student is 14 years old, then permission is preferred. This service is provided at no cost to families, although insurance companies will be billed.

Please call Christine at 231-439-6800 with any questions or if you are interested in your student being seen. You can also email Christine at

(The Char-Em Wellness Program is operated by the Health Department of Northwest Michigan in collaboration with the Char-Em Intermediate School District with major contributions from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, the Michigan Department of Community Health and Education, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration.) 

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