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About the Safety Plan category

Stay safe when feeling suicidal.

HeartSupport Safety Plan

This is a 7-step plan to keep you safe in difficult moments. Thinking these steps through in advance will make it easier for you to get help when you need it.


How to Use This Safety Plan

  1. Click on the “Safety Plan” category.
  2. Click “New Topic”. It will pre-format your Safety Plan for you.
  3. Write your answers.
  4. Click “Create Topic” to generate your Safety Plan.

STEP 1 - Warning Signs

Signs that a crisis may be developing (thoughts, images, mood, situation, behavior).

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STEP 2 - Internal Coping Strategies

Things I can do to take my mind off problems without contacting another person (relaxation technique, physical activity, etc.)

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STEP 3 - Worth Living For

Things that are most important to me and worth living for (these can be big or small, anything from loved ones to your morning coffee)

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STEP 4 - Supporters

People whom I can ASK FOR HELP (friends or family who you can call at anytime for support)

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STEP 5 - Professional Help

Professionals or agencies I can contact in a crisis

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STEP 6 - Safe Environment

Things I can do to make the environment safe

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STEP 7 - Your Signature

By inputting your forum username below, you are committing to utilizing this safety plan in your next high intensity moment when you need support.

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Crisis Resources

United States

  • :left_speech_bubble: Crisis Textline @ text HOME to 741741
  • :phone: Suicide Prevention Lifeline @ 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • :rainbow_flag: Trevor Project @ text START to 678678

International

  • Click here
  • Find your country
  • Use the first listed resource
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