- What am I feeling right now?
- Why am I feeling the way that I am?
- Why do I want to harm myself?
- Have I been through this before? If so, what did I do to manage the situation? If I wasn’t able to manage the situation, what could I do for it to be better this time?
- If I were to harm myself right now, how would it feel?
- If I harm myself right now, how would it feel in an hour or tomorrow?
- Is there anything left for me to try before harming myself?
- Do I really want and need to harm myself?
Keep these questions easily accessible and pick five skills from the list above in advance to try before harming yourself next time.