Free Online Training (New!)
COMMUNITY COURSE for those with suicidal thoughts, substance or mental health problems or their family members and friends.
1 week Micro-Interventions (2 hours, includes 3 Dialectical Behavior Therapy – DBT – skills). See this Flyer for sharing course details.
NEW Caring Contacts (2 hours, a simple way to help prevent suicide, for Service Providers as well)
NEW NowMattersNow.org Expert Navigator Certification (1 hour, prepares you to share the NowMattersNow.org resource, for Service Providers as well)
SERVICE PROVIDER COURSES for healthcare, crisis, peer support service and school based providers.
1 week Micro-Interventions (2 hours, includes 3 DBT skills
and option for paid CME and social work CE)
1 week Suicide Safe Care (2 hours,
5 month Recommended Care (10 hours, not yet released)
12 month DBT skills (26 hours, Micro-Interventions required first)
Diana Cortez Yañez Legacy Fund for Lived Experience Educators
NowMattersNow.org will soon officially announce a fund in the name of Diana Cortez Yañez. Funds will solely and directly support others with lived experience to share their stories in the way she did for our organization.
If you decide to donate to our memorial fund, you can do so on our Facebook Page or by sending donations to:
2337 148th Ave NE #1012
Bellevue, WA 98007
NowMattersNow.org is registered with Washington State’s Charities Program as required by law and additional information is available by calling 800-332-4483 or visiting www.sos.wa.gov/charities.
Here is our profile on non-profit tracker Guidestar.
Our 501c3 Tax-ID is 47-433-3366
Diary Card and Worksheets
Curbing Suicidal Thoughts
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.
Question and Answer with Marsha Linehan
We interview the developer of DBT.
Downloadables for Service Providers (NEW!)
NPR and I'm Listening
Twitter Book Club
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.