Personal Safety Plans

Parents tell us...

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"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)