Safety Plan

Recognize Your Triggers, Know Where to Turn for Help, and Know How to Keep Yourself Safe
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What is a Safety Plan?

A safety plan is a prioritized list of coping strategies and sources of support. It can help you to identify what leads to your thoughts of suicide, and how to feel better when you are having these thoughts. As a result, you can help yourself to stay safe. Having it written down and planned out means you don’t have to develop a plan when the crisis is happening — it’ll be ready to go when you need it.

Six Steps toward Safety

There are 6 Steps involved in the development of a Safety Plan.


Identify your warning signs


List your coping strategies


Know how to distract yourself


Know who to call


Know which professional can help you


Make your environment safer

Make a Safety Plan

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