Parents tell us...
"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
Planning for future mental health treatment: Oregon's declaration of mental health treatment
School bullying, harassment, and intimidation safety plan: Templates for elementary and secondary school plans
Self-harm: Students against depression
Wellness as a component of substance abuse recovery: Substance abuse and mental health administration
Suicide: Suicide prevention lifeline
Teen dating safety plan: Love is respect
Transgender or gender nonconforming: Forge forward
Autism and safety toolkit: Autistic self advocacy network ASAN
Sick chicks support group for chronically ill young women. They know what you are talking about.