The purpose of the Safety Planning Intervention is to provide people who are experiencing suicidal ideation with a specific set of concrete strategies to use in order to decrease the risk of suicidal behavior. The safety plan includes coping strategies that may be used and individuals or agencies that may be contacted during a crisis.
The Safety Planning Intervention is a collaborative effort between a treatment provider and a patient and takes about 30 minutes to complete. The basic steps of a safety plan include:
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Alia E. Dastagir, USA TODAY, 2/28/18
Create your support system
Add the contact information of the 3 people you feel you would like to talk to when you are having thoughts of suicide.
Build your safety plan
Customize your safety plan by identifying your personal warning signs, coping strategies, distractions and personal networks. This safety plan will be with you at all times and can help you stay safe when you start thinking about suicide.
Access Important Resources
Hold all your resources in the palm of your hand. Whether you're a veteran, want support from your local community, or want to learn more about suicide prevention, pick the resources that best support you.
Get support at times of greatest risk
When you're having thoughts of suicide and it feels like there’s no hope in sight, find support at your fingertips at any time of the day.
Access the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7
A trained counselor from a crisis center near you can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Anyone can call, whether you’re concerned for yourself or someone else. If you need someone to talk to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is always ready for the call.
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