My Safety Plan

This is going to be different than a usual personal post. I don’t quite feel like writing about what’s going on with school, so I want to talk about something my program brought in as something important for us.

That is, a safety plan.

What is a safety plan? It’s something that you create to help yourself in the face of triggers that can threaten your mental health. Basically, these are things you can fall back on to help yourself out when you’re stressed or triggered.

There are usually five of them. Or more if you have more things.

For example, mine are:

1. Read a book of my choice for an hour.

Funny enough, I have to read books for my mental health. If I don’t read books, my mental health deteriorates. I can’t not read, basically. I have to read or I literally fall apart. Believe me, I tried it.

2. Pet my dogs.

My dogs are adorable and so sweet. They love being petted and held. No matter how bad of a day I’m having, they can cheer me up.

3. Talk to my mom or Chantel.

While I’m not the most extroverted person, I love talking to people I trust. On my first day of classes, Chantel and I talked on the phone for nearly three hours until she went outside and I couldn’t hear her talk anymore. My mom and I also have a close relationship, although she doesn’t listen quite as well as Chantel does.

4. Watch a show that I love.

Basically, just watch TV. Doctor Who, Supernatural, American Horror Story, American Crime Story, Ghost Adventures, Expedition Unknown, Destination Truth. Literally, the list could go on and on.

5. Call a crisis number.

This is something that’s supposed to be your last ditch effort if nothing else on your safety plan works. The plan is to keep you safe. And, calling a number like that, can help keep you safe.


So, that’s my safety plan. If you want the document my professor provided, let me know and I’ll find a way to make it available!

Talk to me!
Do you have a safety plan?
Are you thinking about making one for yourself?

Liebster Award

liebster

We got tagged by Katie @ Too Old For YA for this tag! Thank you so much for tagging us and giving great questions for us to answer! If you haven’t checked her blog out, you should! She always has such great posts that are thought-provoking.

The Liebster Award:

Liebster is a German word meaning beloved or dearest. The Liebster Award is for your favorite or beloved bloggers who deserve some love in their lives.

The Rules:

1. Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award.
2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
3. Nominate 11 blogs.
4. Notify those blogs of the nomination.
5. Give them 11 questions to answer.

Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Hidden Gems

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!

Oh jeez. To generate these, I basically went through my read list, picked books I rated highly that I can’t remember people talking about. I don’t think of books as “hidden gems”. That’s not what I do. So, here you go my randomly generated list.

Continue reading