Safety Planning

One way to manage intense situations is to plan for them – like we do for fires: fire prevention, fire escape pathways, and “Stop, Drop, and Roll”. You can do this by creating a personalized plan (here’s a guide). Everyone should know “Stop, Drop, and Roll” steps for being on fire emotionally. A rationale for these steps was developed in collaboration with experts from a number of fields.

Caring Cards

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 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.


We regularly add new short videos to your YouTube account (please follow us so we can get a personalized handle). Come follow us. Also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Using things you learned here? We love it! Use #DBT_MF for Mindfulness, #DBT_OA for Opposite Action, #DBT_MCE for Mindfulness of Current Emotion or #DBT_PB for Paced Breathing. Make a one minute video with a story of a skill or skill tips and post it on our social media sites. See video making tips.

Coming Out

Things to consider when coming out about your own suicidal experience. Here are guidelinesLive Through This features examples.

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Facebook Collaboration

Members of  Team Now Matters Now support Facebook’s ongoing suicide prevention efforts. This work was highlighted in the New York Times. We were also recently referenced in a long-form article in the Huffington Post written by Jason Cherkis.

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