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Safety Plan for when i need it

HeartSupport Safety Plan

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 - changes in mood
  • Sign 2 - images of suicide
  • Sign 3 - suicidal thoughts

STEP 2 - Internal Coping Strategies

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

  • Strategy 1 - focusing on something i like
  • Strategy 2 - exercising
  • Strategy 3 -

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)

  • Live For 1 - my best friends
  • Live For 2 - getting to finish an accomplishment
  • Live For 3 -
  • Live For 4 -
  • Live For 5 -

STEP 4 - Supporters

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

  • Supporter 1 - my best friend
  • Supporter 2 - my family
  • Supporter 3 -

STEP 5 - Professional Help

Professionals or agencies I can contact in a crisis

  • Name & Number of Clinician -
  • Name & Number of Local Urgent Care Services - 0311 7786264 (Umang Hotline)
  • Preferred Crisis Service
    • (Text) Crisis Textline - text HOME to 741741
    • (Call) Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

STEP 6 - Safe Environment

Things I can do to make the environment safe

  • Safety 1 - clearing all potential dangerous things
  • Safety 2 -

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.

@Inferno

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That is fantastic, I am really proud of you for making this. :heart:

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so glad you did this! very proud of you!

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Good job. Proud of you. This is a step in a good direction. :wink:

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Well done @Inferno. You’ve been doing an amazing job.

I bet there are other ideas to add on your list regarging the things that are worth living for, starting by the things you enjoy doing for example! I’d encourage you to keep thinking about it whenever you would feel okay with it. It can be something that randomly comes into your mind during the day too. Know that there is no silly or small reason, and there’s never too many of them, because this is about you.

You are important and your life is so precious.

Keep taking care of yourself, friend. You’re on the right path. :hrtlegolove:

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Thank you, it really does mean a lot for me. I always think that what im saying is silly or stupid but you make me think otherwise.

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