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Forums / Suicidal thoughts and self-harm / Do you have a safety plan?

Topic: Do you have a safety plan?

  1. Living57
    Living57 avatar
    86 posts
    4 October 2021

    I dont have a written safety plan, I've thought about it in the past but I don't know really what to do.

    When I'm feeling overwhelmed and lost and ready to will act on my thoughts I tend to post here.

    I find it hard to actually talk to people verbally when im so depressed, its somewhat easier for me to write.

    So that's my plan, not very good but at least something

  2. Guest_1643
    blueVoices member
    • A member of beyondblue's blueVoices community
    Guest_1643 avatar
    4854 posts
    4 October 2021 in reply to Living57

    Hi living,

    That's awesome and similar to how safety plans sometimes work,

    They ask u at times to outline barriers to seeking help and find apporaches that override that!

    So feeling more comfortable wiritng , and having an outlet where u can write, sounds great

    Ps , although beyondnow is one form of devising a safety plan, there are other formats. Some therapists have their own.

    1 person found this helpful
  3. Living57
    Living57 avatar
    86 posts
    15 October 2021

    Can someone please explain what a safety plan is?

    Do you use it when the darkness tries to take you?

    What do you write in it?

    I haven't written a plan, I don't really understand, I do post on here when im struggling. So do I need a safety plan? Can somebody help, advise or point me in the right direction. Thanks

    1 person found this helpful

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