Personal Safety Plans
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
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 gender nonconforming: Forge Forward
Autism & safety toolkit: Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)