About CARES UP
The CARES UP Initiative:
- Changing the Conversation
- Empower Peers
- Skills Building/Suicide Prevention
- Uniformed Personnel
CARES UP will help uniformed personnel including police and other law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical service members, corrections officers, and military veterans learn to manage stress in healthy ways and seek help when they need it. We know there are cultural and organizational barriers that prevent help seeking. We also know uniformed personnel have key strengths that keep them safe. Our program builds on this resiliency, bravery, teamwork, and connection.
Learn more about our suicide prevention and wellness work with first responders by visiting – https://www.preventsuicideny.org/helping-those-who-help-others-steering-committee/ or email CARESUP@omh.ny.gov.