Thank you to @Micro for suggesting this to me - it took a while to get through it, but here it is in all its glory.
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.
Signs that a crisis may be developing (thoughts, images, mood, situation, behavior).
- Sign 1 - Loosing touch with reality/zoning out
- Sign 2 - Getting anxious for no apparent reason
- Sign 3 - Sensory overload at the slightest abnormality in environment
Things I can do to take my mind off problems without contacting another person (relaxation technique, physical activity, etc.)
- Strategy 1 - Lying on the floor, focusing on physical feelings
- Strategy 2 - Draw/write
- Strategy 3 - Call a friend/boyfriend
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)
- Live For 1 - My cactus that hasn’t died yet - somehow
- Live For 2 - My boyfriend, who’s been with me every step of the way
- Live For 3 - The progress I’m making with school/going to college
- Live For 4 - Friends and family in the HS server
- Live For 5 - Hope
People whom I can ASK FOR HELP (friends or family who you can call at anytime for support)
- Supporter 1 - Boyfriend (Noah)
- Supporter 2 - Hailey
- Supporter 3 - Charlie (cousin)
Professionals or agencies I can contact in a crisis
- Heather - +33 6 6* ** ** **
- Ambulance I guess? 15 or 18 -
- Preferred Crisis Service (Choose one of the below)
- (Text) Crisis Textline - text HOME to 741741
Things I can do to make the environment safe
- Safety 1 - Remove all sharp objects - knives for example, from room before bedtime
- Safety 2 - Keep window shut at night
By inputting my forum username below, I am committing to utilizing this safety plan in my next high intensity moment when I need support.