The CARES UP Model

Step Five - Talk It UP

A purple pyramid highlighting the Talk It UP step with the definition of the step below.

Now that you’ve finished the previous steps, it’s time to promote the work your agency is doing! Start by sharing helpful resources with your staff and community. 

Access the CARES UP logos here.

CARES UP Spotlight Stories:

These spotlight stories highlight the work of the 2022-2023 CARES UP grant organizations, telling their stories from the field. The CARES UP team would encourage that your agency consider writing your own spotlight story to highlight your accomplishments, documenting your own implementation story of the CARES UP model.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Resources:

As you promote mental wellness and change the conversation about mental health, it is important that staff know where to go if they, or someone they know, needs help.  988 is the Mental Health Crisis number. Dialing ‘988’ will give you live access to a trained individual that can provide mental health support 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is available to anyone nationwide.  The Crisis Text Line also provides 24/7 support to those with mental health concerns.  It can also be accessed anytime from anywhere by texting ‘741 741.’  The resources below have more information on these services that you can share with your teams. You may want to put up posters or share cards with this information among your teams. 

Make sure your organization is familiar with national and local crisis services. To request a free template for an example of a digital flyer with a list of crisis services, contact the Suicide Prevention Center of New York’s Communications Manager:

Additional Resources:

You can use the following resources as you are implementing the CARES UP Model:

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