The #CallForBackup Suicide Awareness and Prevention Campaign is built upon the principle that peers are best suited to help one another. The stigma of seeking help for stress-related issues, and departments’ seeming lack of support, have caused many first responders to continue to suffer needlessly.
Our unique training program helps first responders understand how the stresses of the job impact them mentally, emotionally, physically, behaviorally, and spiritually, and also helps them see how certain skills can make them more resistant to stress and more resilient when a major stressful event occurs. Most importantly, we teach them how important it is to look out for one another – to be the backup when someone needs it, and to call for backup for themselves when necessary.
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In the State of Michigan, Call for Backup is the parent organization for The 227 Project, a training provider registered with the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, and the Downriver Critical Incident Response Team, providing crisis intervention response to public safety agencies in SE Michigan. These organizations are led by David R. Edwards, Ph.D.