What is Suicide Safety Planning?
If you or someone close to you is experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings, safety planning can help you get through the tough moments.
It involves creating a structured plan – ideally with support from your health professional or someone you trust – that you work through when you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts, feelings, distress or crisis.
Your safety plan starts with things you can do by yourself:
Such as thinking about your reasons to live
Distracting yourself with enjoyable activities.
It then moves on to coping strategies
People you can contact for support
Whatever therapy works best for you............
While everyone’s plan will be unique to them, the process and structure are the same – it prompts you to work through the steps until you feel safe.
Check out the safety plan template that we put together for you. Click on the Safety Plan picture and you can download a copy of the Safety Plan.