If you or someone close to you is experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings, safety planning can help you get through the tough moments.
Every day around 200 Australians attempt suicide, while many more think about it. When thoughts of suicide begin it can be hard for people to know what to do, and who they can turn to. Knowing this, beyondblue, in collaboration with Monash University, created BeyondNow, a smartphone app to help people when they need it most.
BeyondNow helps people create their own suicide safety plan; a plan to keep them safe when they experience suicidal thoughts. It draws together a range of ideas and contacts that a person can use to stay safe, including their own list of warning signs, coping strategies, reasons for living, and ways to make their environment safe. It is created by the individual – ideally with support from a health professional or a trusted friend/family member - and can be accessed at any time as it sits in your pocket.
BeyondNow is free to download from the Apple Store or Google Play. If you don’t have a smartphone or would prefer to use your desktop or laptop, BeyondNow is also available to use online.
Find out more about BeyondNow