Originally posted on A Canvas Of The Minds:
When I started creating a Wellness Journal awhile back, I found I didn’t have some of the “required” ingredients on hand, including a Safety Plan and a Wellness Plan. Fortunately, plans can be developed as needed, right?
I started with a little research and quickly learned that there are a number of different contracts and plans meant to improve accountability and interventions in mental health crisis situations. I ended up putting together a Help Contract (which acknowledges that my husband sometimes knows better than I, and promises that I’ll accept help) and a Suicide Prevention Contract as separate free-standing commitments. They were easy to adopt almost as I found them, with very little personalization required.
“Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” Dwight D. Eisenhower
But the Safety Plan, that clearly needed some consideration and effort. The focus of a Safety Plan is on intervening in crisis situations; it lays out…
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