Safety Planning Intervention

Safety Planning Intervention

The Safety Plan Intervention is a written, prioritized list of coping strategies and resources for reducing suicide risk. It is a prevention tool that is designed to help those who struggle with their suicidal thoughts and urges to survive.

A safety plan is designed for use in combination with a thorough suicide risk assessment and ongoing professional care for a person at risk of suicide. 

A safety plan can be a valuable tool to help those in crisis. Here are six steps to create a safety plan, including identifying warning signs, coping strategies, and trusted resources. Remember to include the #988Lifeline in your plan, too – anyone can call, text, or chat 988 at any time.

For Safety Planning for Youth Suicide Prevention, enroll in this free, self-paced course designed for health, behavioral health, and mental health clinicians as well as students in clinical training programs.


MY3 App

With MY3, you define your network and your plan to stay safe. With MY3 you can be prepared to help yourself and reach out to others when you are having thoughts of suicide. MY3 is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play, free of charge.