One way to manage intense situations is to plan for them. You can do this by creating your own personalized plan (using this guide) for what to do to prevent emotional fires, manage if you are in an emotional fire, and learn what “Stop, Drop, and Roll” steps you can take if you are engulfed in an emotional fire. A rationale for these steps was developed in collaboration with experts from a number of fields.
There are few resources for people hospitalized for suicidal thoughts, self-injury, and suicide attempts or for people who answer yes to suicidal thoughts when asked on a survey at their primary care provider’s office. This “business” card was developed to share NowMattersNow.org. Email it to your local print shop and share it any way you like. Write a caring message on the back.
These are posters designed by our Team – including what to do in an emotional fire. This include 10 things people wished they had known the first time they were suicidal, steps for overwhelming urges to kill oneself. Feel free to download and print yourself or email to your local print shop. You can also order them online (proceeds go directly into website development). For healthcare providers, we have created a poster about how language matters.
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