This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Calm Harm by stem4
Why try it?
Calm Harm provides tasks that help you resist or manage the urge to self harm. You can add your own tasks too and it’s completely private and password protected.
What does it do?
The four categories of tasks target the main reasons for why people self harm. Distract helps to combat the urge by learning self control; Comfort helps to care rather than harm; Express gets those feelings out in a different way and Release provides safe alternatives to self injury.
Will it work?
Calm Harm is an award-winning app developed for stem4 by Dr Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist using ideas from an evidence based therapy called DBT. The focus is to help learn to identify and manage your ‘emotional mind’ with positive impact. The app enables you to track your progress. Please note that the app is an aid in treatment but does not replace it.
What's New in Version 3.0
You can now choose your location (UK, USA or Canada) to recieve relevant online or telephone help.
You can also add personal contacts to the Help screens to provide quick access to speak to a family member or friend.
Amazing!! Actually helps
DOWLOAD IT. Just do it. This app is honestly one of the only apps that actually distracts me in a way that doesn't feel fake, it is such a brilliant mix of ideas you automatically snap out of the mindset and into the app. Download it just to see if it works for you which it most likely will! And if it doesn't then try again, if you feel like you can't try then using your phone really helps as it's a pretty basic easy thing for me :) love to all!!
Good but narrow scope
The app focuses purely on physical self harm. My issues are more subtle, albeit just as troublesome. I self harm with food, drugs, alcohol etc. I abuse things, which in turn abuse myself. But I don’t abuse myself directly. I can’t press on the part I want to hurt with a pencil. So, whilst this app can’t help me ride the wave, I think it will truly help anybody who’s self harm is physical.
I forgot my damned memorable word lmao and I can’t reset it