This is my 7-step plan to keep me safe in difficult moments I face. I’ve thought through these steps in advance to make it easier for myself to get help when I need it.
STEP 1 - Warning Signs
Signs that a crisis may be developing (thoughts, images, mood, situation, behavior).
- Sign 1 - Panicking
- Sign 2 - Thinking about death
STEP 2 - Internal Coping Strategies
Things I can do to take my mind off problems without contacting another person (relaxation technique, physical activity, etc.)
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)
STEP 4 - Supporters
People whom I can ASK FOR HELP (friends or family who you can call at anytime for support)
- Supporter 1 - My friends
- Supporter 2 - My old teacher
STEP 5 - Professional Help
Professionals or agencies I can contact in a crisis
- Emergency Services
- Therapist (Maybe)
STEP 6 - Safe Environment
Things I can do to make the environment safe
- Safety 1 - Staying away from sharp objects.
- Safety 2 - Staying away from windows.
STEP 7 - My Signature
By inputting my forum username below, I am committing to utilizing this safety plan in my next high intensity moment when I need support.
That’s such an amazing and important step you have taken by setting up this safety plan, E_Man! I’m so very proud of you. I hope you’re aware of what a great progress this is. Sending you much love. It’s so precious to have you around. Feel free to reach out to us as much as needed. We’re here for you.
Wow E_Man. I am so glad to see you have posted your safety plan . Its truly amazing. I am glad you are here friend
Im so proud of you for doing this, I know this was not the initial plan, I get that you had other ideas but the courage it took to change from that to this is immeaserable and you may not feel like it now but its also amazing. Thank you for doing this for you and for others to see that they too can make other choices. You are one strong wonderful person. xxxx
So very proud of you @E_Man. This is an amazing step. You don’t cease to impress me! Well done, friend.
I hope you’re going to have a nice and relaxing weekend from now on. You are loved.