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This article discusses suicide. If you feel like you’re going to act on suicidal thoughts, call 000 if you live in Australia. A number of crisis support services are also there for you – have a look at our urgent help page.  

Sometimes life can be hard and cause feelings of grief or sadness. For some people, these feelings get so strong they think about hurting themselves.

But a lot of people who are thinking about hurting themselves don’t really want to die, they just want the painful feelings to stop. It can be helpful to have a plan to get through hard times.

A safety plan reminds you of reasons to live, things that make you feel strong, family and friends you can yarn to, and activities to do when you’re alone. A safety plan can walk you through the steps to feeling strong again.

The app guides you through easy steps and offers ideas for each step. It can be updated and shared with anyone you want.

This image is a graphic on how to use the Beyond Now app. On the left, there is a smartphone with the app open. On the right, text reads: 'Step by Step: Beyond Now offers a series of easy to follow steps to support somone to make their own safety plan.  Step 1: My warning signs. Step 2: Make my space safe. Step 3: My reasons to live. Step 4: Things I can do by myself. Step 5: People and places I can connect with. Step 6: People I can talk or yarn to. Step 7: Professional support.'

It’s free to download from the Apple Store or Google Play and if you don’t have a smartphone it’s also available online.

For more information on using Beyond Now, visit Beyond Blue.

Download Beyond Now


Acknowledgements
Beyond Now was developed by Beyond Blue. Beyond Blue is grateful for the generous input of a number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members and representatives from Health Services and organisations which has helped shape the design and content of Beyond Now.

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