PTSD Coach

New digital Safety Plan for Suicide Prevention now available in PTSD Coach

Publication Date: May 01, 2020

The Mobile Apps Team at the National Center for PTSD is pleased to announce the release of a new digital Safety Plan. The Safety Planning Intervention is an evidence-based intervention used to prevent suicide. This new digital version, which matches the paper version currently in use across VA, is accessible within PTSD Coach, on both iOS and Android devices. Additional details and tips for accessing and using the Safety Plan are in the attached PPT.  MobileMentalHealth@va.gov.

Please feel free to share these slides with anyone who creates Safety Plans. They were intended to be staff/provider-facing. The VA is preparing a patient-facing handout and demo video which should be available in the next couple of weeks. If you are interested in receiving an announcement once these are live, please contact Katherine Juhasz, National Center for PTSD, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Katherine.Juhasz@va.gov