Free Online Training (New!)

Courses for healthcare, crisis and peer support service providers.
1 month Micro-Interventions (2 hours, includes 3 DBT skills)
1 month Suicide Safe Care (2 hours, free CMEs)
5 month Recommended Care (10 hours)
12 month DBT skills (26 hours, Micro-Interventions required first)

Courses for others under development. Micro-Interventions course welcomes everyone.

Ambassador Program (New!)

Diary Card and Worksheets (New!)

Use Diary Card (PDF, Word, Google Doc) and Practice Assignment (PDF, Word, Google Doc) to make website more useful.

Google Docs latest version and print best with Chrome internet browser.

Curbing Suicidal Thoughts

Share this Flyer describing NowmattersNow.org.
Website visits could help reduce suicidal thoughts short term (research findings summary and one story).

Video of DBT and DBT skills core evidence.

Stress Model

Stress Model explains why, for some of us, it is harder to manage the emotional pain of living (Stress Model PDF).

Safety Planning

We know what to do in physical fires. What’s your plan for emotional fires? Create your Emotional Fire Safety Plan (PDFGoogle Doc). Help Guide (PDFGoogle Doc).

You can “Stop, Drop, and Roll” when On Fire emotionally (video and image). Rationale developed collaboratively with experts.

Example documentation for service providers (PDF, Word). For guidance on safe storage of lethal means see Lock2Live.org (PDF overview, PDF guidance).
Google Docs latest version and print best with Chrome internet browser.

Caring Messages

Caring Messages are brief non-judgmental expressions of support provided over time (see CBS Sunday Morning News and excellent long-form story by Jason Cherkis).

Business Card for personal caring messages (or .jpg side 1, side 2). Poster (black, white) and PDF examples. Print or email to local print shop. Videos from our team.

Downloadables for Service Providers (NEW!)

“Outreach In the Time of COVID-19” (PDF, Google Doc)
“Linking Screening and Assessment to Brief Intervention” (PDF, Google Doc)
Consultation Team Agenda (PDF, Google Doc, Word) and Agreements (PDF)

See also Caring Messages, Safety Planning, and Diary Card and Worksheets sections of this page.

Posters

Posters designed by our Team.
Ten Things Suicidal People Wish They’d Known
Stop, Drop and Roll Steps
Language Matters

Print or order them online (proceeds for website development).

Twitter Book Club

Do you Tweet? Learn more about our Book club. You can add new tweets anytime. Use #BuildingALifeWorthLiving to add to convo.

I'm Listening

Our founder, Ursula Whiteside, co-hosts I’m Listening.

Support our Work

We are entirely volunteer run. Here is our 2019 Annual Report and our profile on non-profit tracker Guidestar.
Want to make a tax deductible non-profit gift to support the creation of new resources?
You can donate on our Facebook Page or send donation to 1808 E Highland Dr, Seattle, WA 98112. Our 501c3 Tax-ID is 47-433-3366.

Our Founder's TED Style Talk

#SkilloftheWeek and #SkilloftheDay

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. Here are #SkilloftheDay posters for Opposite Action (Monday), Paced Breathing (Tuesday), Ice-Water (Wednesday), Mindfulness (Thursday), Mindfulness of Current Emotion (Friday), and Wise Mind (Weekend). Here is a worksheet for practicing Opposite Action (online, PDF). 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.

Facebook Collaboration

Members of  Team Now Matters Now support Facebook’s ongoing suicide prevention efforts. This work was highlighted in the New York Times.

Loving Someone Who Is Suicidal

Not sure how to proceed with an adult friend or love one who is chronically suicidal and not finding a way to help? Consider some of the ideas presented on this useful website. Some people have found this book useful.

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