Safety Planning: Introduction, Sample, and DMH Template and Considerations
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Safety Plan - Brief Instructions:
Step 1: Recognizing Warning Signs
Step 2: Using Internal. Coping Strategies
Step 3: Social Contacts Who May Distract from the Crisis
Step 4: Contacting Family Members or Friends Who May Offer Help to Resolve a Crisis
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- Stanley, B., & Brown, G. (2008). SAFETY PLANNING Introduction, Sample, and DMH Template and Considerations. Manual to Reduce Suicide Risk: Veteran Version , 1–4. Retrieved September 8, 2019 from http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dmh/1041367_302_13_Att_7.pdf
Strategy for Safety Plan
Here’s an example for Veterans
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Safety Plan Quick Guide for Clinicians.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Article References:
Kayman, D. J., Goldstein, M. F., Dixon, L., & Goodman, M. (2015). Perspectives of suicidal veterans on safety planning: Findings from a pilot study.Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 36(5), 371–383.
Spangler, D. A., Muñoz, R. F., Chu, J., & Leykin, Y. (2020). Perceived utility of the Internet-based safety plan in a sample of internet users screening positive for suicidality.Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 41(2), 146–149.
Zonana, J., Simberlund, J., & Christos, P. (2018). The impact of safety plans in an outpatient clinic.Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 39(4), 304–309.
QUESTION 12 What are six steps in implementing the safety plan?
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