5.4 Self Care Plan

It’s easy to get pulled into many different directions when helping a person in need and managing your own life. While the person you’re supporting requires a safety plan, you also need a plan in place to recognize when your own support is necessary.

Self Care Plan
noun | self care plan | \ ‘self ‘ker ‘plan \
A plan to help suicide caregivers identify coping strategies and supports they can reach out to when they are struggling

Use the template below to develop your own self care plan! You can also download it here.

Remember, airplane passengers are told how important it is to put the oxygen mask on for themselves before assisting others during an emergency. Taking care of yourself is the first step in providing care for the person in need. Give yourself permission to put your own needs first.


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