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WHAT IS A SAFETY PLAN?
A safety plan is a list of coping strategies and social supports that people can use when they are in a suicidal crisis or very distressed. It helps them not act on their suicidal feelings. The plan is brief, is in the individuals’ own words, and is easy to read. It is an emergency plan for suicide crises.

WHO SHOULD HAVE A SAFETY PLAN?
Anyone who gets suicidal and wants help feeling better and less suicidal.

Clinicians can collaborate with individuals to develop the safety plan. Individuals can also develop plans on their own.

IMPLEMENTING THE SAFETY PLAN
There are 6 Steps involved in the development of a Safety Plan.

Step 1: Warning Signs
List warning signs of a suicide crisis. Include specific thoughts, images, thinking processes, mood, and/or behaviors

Step 2: Internal Coping Strategies
List activities that can be done without anyone else involved to cope and distract from suicidal thoughts, e.g. going online, listening to calming music, talking a walk, watching television.

Step 3: Social Contacts and Social Settings That May Distract from the Crisis
List individuals and safe social settings that can distract and support the individual. Discussion of suicidal feelings are not included here.

Step 4: Family Members or Friends Who May Offer Help
List family members and/or friends who can help with the suicidal crisis. Discussion of suicidal feelings can be included here.

Step 5: Professionals and Agencies to Contact for Help
List important health professionals, local ER, crisis line number

Step 6: Making the Environment Safe
Identify how to restrict/remove access to lethal means.

WHAT ARE THE STEPS AFTER THE PLAN IS DEVELOPED?

ASSESS the likelihood that the overall safety plan will be used.
Problem solve to identify barriers or obstacles to using the plan. Determine how to eliminate them.
REVIEW the plan periodically to determine whether the plan needs to be revised.


The Safety Plan app was developed with permission from Stanley & Brown (2012). Developers: Barbara Stanley, Gregory K. Brown, and Padraic Doyle. New York State Office of Mental Health.

What’s New

Version 2.3

- new PDF sharing
- new username/login/registration flow

Ratings and Reviews

whoolee ,

Works fine (Oct 2018)

I just downloaded the app, and created an account. No problems so far. Next, I made a safety plan, and shared it. The plan was received by the intended recipient.

I’ll recommend this app to colleagues and clients.

mishakessler ,

Great Tool for Suicidal Patients

As a professional in the advocacy, destigmatization, and suicide prevention field (who had also personally experienced suicidality) I think it's a very helpful and beneficial app. Only thing that came to mind is adding The Trevor Project to Step 5, as it's specialized hotline staffers are better equipped to help LGBTQ youth in distress.

Information

Seller
Two Penguins Studios LLC
Size
2.8 MB
Category
Medical
Compatibility
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2013 Two Penguins Studios LLC
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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