Personal Safety Plans

Parents tell us...

woman uses a computer to create a safety plan

"I knew I had to do something to get some control back, making a plan helped me do that. It gave me a path out of the dark tunnel of my life." "My kids safety came first, I knew we needed out of there." "I was almost ready to make changes and the plan helped me take the first step." "I was so scared I wasn't sure what to do, but then I remembered my plan and I made the call for help."

Below are a few tools that youth and young adults have found helpful when dealing with emotional crises or safety concerns. Talk to your doctor, therapist, or counselor for more self-help tools.  If you are in an immediate crisis, call 911.

Eating Disorders: National Eating Disorders Association

Interactive Safety Plan: Love is Respect

Mental Health: Child Crisis Response: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Self-Harm: Students Against Depression

Action Plan for Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Department

Suicide: Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Teen Dating Safety Plan: Love is Respect

Transgender or Nonconforming: Forge Forward

Autism & Safety Toolkit: Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)