You have been learning about specific strategies for keeping safe and not becoming a target, at school, on the street and on the Internet. We have talked about staying alert, walking with confidence, dating abuse, sexual assault, internet safety, sexting, and password safety. SARSSM also spoke to you about sexual assault. This included a lesson focusing on stereotyping, the victim as well as the rapist. The perpetrator is always responsible, not the victim. You learned about the importance of supporting the victim not the perpetrator. We often tend to let our emotions lead us instead of common sense. We need to listen to our instincts. If it doesn't feel or seem right, it probably isn't. Remember it takes the average person at least three minutes to figure out what to do in a crisis situation and by that time he/she could be a statistic. It is important to have a plan. I am hoping that you now have a plan.
One of the keys to good mental health is understanding that you have control over your own thinking and actions and have no control over how others feel and act.
How can having a plan help you from becoming a victim of a crime? Please include how having a plan will help you to keep your Health Triangle balanced on all three sides (physical, mental/emotional and social).