Here are some ideas on how to prepare yourself in case of a mental health emergency.
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Self soothe box
A self-soothe box (also called a happy/crisis/panic/emergency box) could be a box or a bag of items that can make you feel better if you are feeling low, having intrusive thoughts or feeling panicky. You can pick whatever items you want – this box is just for you.
You can make it your own by decorating it or even making a couple of versions of it for different situations.
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
A Wellness Recovery Action Plan is a tool to help people to manage their own mental health and wellness as best they can.
Safety plan card
Download your own safety plan cards from Get Self-help.
Crisis management plan
A crisis management plan will allow you to reflect on the emotions that keep reoccurring during a crisis and help you prepare in case it happens again.