Purple Sky Counseling

Safety Plan for Suicide

1. Reach out for help: Make sure you have a network of people to turn to in times of distress. This could include friends, family, teachers, counselors, and other support systems.

2. Make a list of people who can help you: If you’re feeling overwhelmed or having suicidal thoughts, make sure you have a list of people who can provide you with emotional support.

3. Develop a crisis plan: Make sure you have a plan for when you’re in crisis and feeling overwhelmed with suicidal thoughts. This could include calling a friend or family member, going to a safe place, or seeking professional help.

4. Avoid triggers: Identify any triggers that could be contributing to your suicidal thoughts, and find ways to avoid or manage them.

5. Take care of yourself: Make sure you’re taking care of your physical and mental health by eating right, getting enough sleep, and exercising.

6. Seek professional help: If you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts, make sure you seek professional help from a mental health provider.

7. Stay away from drugs and alcohol: Drugs and alcohol can make suicidal thoughts worse, so try to avoid them if possible.

8. Make a safety plan: Make sure you have a safety plan in place for when you’re feeling suicidal. This should include a list of people to contact, a safe place to go, and a plan of action for getting help.

9. Stay connected: Make sure you’re staying connected with friends and family, and reach out for help when you need it.