The CARES UP Model
Step Five - Talk It UP
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.
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.
- CARES UP: Changing The Conversation About Suicide Among First Responders, Uniformed Personnel, & Military Veterans
- Wellness Coordinator Underscores Albany Corrections Commitment To Mental Health & Suicide Prevention
- Putting Officers Input Into Action: Engaging Law Enforcement In CARES UP
- Officer Wellness At Allegany Corrections: Moving Beyond “I’m Fine”
- Clarkstown Trainings Focus On Officer Wellness & Resiliency
- 8-Point Plan Provides Wellness Supports For Clifton Park & Halfmoon EMS Staff
- CARES UP Spotlight: Colonie EMS Brings New Supports To A Fast-Paced Workforce
- CARES UP Spotlight: Helping Rensselaer Veterans Navigate Civilian Life
- Wellness At The Olean Fire Department: Making Mental Health A Priority
- Port Chester Engages Diverse Professionals To Support Officer Wellness
- True Grit Training Deepens Culture Of Resilience At Suffolk Corrections
- CARES UP Spotlight: Media Partners Help Create Buzz For Tioga County CARES UP Initiative
- New Wellness App Links Mamaroneck Police Officers To Local Mental Health Support Services
- Western New York Heroes Eases The Transition For Returning Veterans
- CARES UP In Watervliet: Building Resilience Among First Responders
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.
- 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Call or text 988 or chat on their website
- 988 Updates & Education Newsletter
- 988 FAQ
- How To Help Someone Experiencing Emotional Distress
- New York State Community Education & Awareness Toolkit
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: Gregory.Eves@omh.ny.gov.
You can use the following resources as you are implementing the CARES UP Model:
- Behavioral Health Resources List For Uniformed Personnel
- Suicide Prevention Trainings Available In New York State
- National Consortium On Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide Toolkit