Do you have a plan for what you will do, who you will talk to, where you will go, etc. if you find yourself struggling with suicidal thoughts?
If you answered no, why not?
As a society, we have plans for everything. Plans for what to do if the building is on fire, if there is a gas leak, if there is a medical emergency, if we get lost, if there is a natural disaster, and even if there is an armed intruder.
Our schools, hospitals, and places of work practice these safety plans routinely to keep us safe.
But, do we ever stop to consider what the safety plan is for when we or a loved one is experiencing suicidal thoughts?
Creating a Suicide Prevention Plan
Take a moment to fill out your own suicide prevention plan. It shouldn’t take very long – maybe 10 minutes. All you have to do is click to download the Suicide Prevention Plan form and fill in the blanks. It’s that simple! Once you’ve created your Suicide Prevention Plan, share it with a friend, and keep it somewhere visible: near your computer, on your fridge, in your bathroom, or take a picture of it and save it to your phone.
Remember, even with all the best made plans, individuals still have the freedom to choose to keep living another day. Our job – each and every one of us – is to love unconditionally, forgive indefinitely, and listen more completely, and together, we can help others to find hope and a reason to keep on living.
All my Love!