The urge to self-harm is like a wave.
It feels the most powerful when you start wanting to do it.
Learn to ride the wave with the free Calm Harm app using these activities:
Comfort, Distract, Express Yourself, Release, Random and Breathe.
When you ride the wave, the urge to self-harm will fade.
Calm Harm is an award-winning app developed for teenage mental health charity stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, using the basic principles of an evidence-based therapy called Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).
Calm Harm provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. You can make it private by setting a password, and personalise the app if you so wish. You will be able to track your progress and notice change. You can download our guide to using the app during Covid-19 here.
Please note the app is an aid in treatment but does not replace it.
“Hello! So I just wanted to say that your app Calm Harm has really helped me with my self-harm and anxiety. It has also given me the strength to ask for therapy, which I am going to the first session in a few days. Thank you so much for your wonderful app”
“I use your app and just wanted to say thank you. I am going through a rough patch in life and self-harming was a way to feel better, but not the right way. The app has changed my life for the better.”
“It’s great! I honestly didn’t think this would work. But after trying it, my urge to self-harm started to decrease. And in all seriousness the app isn’t the only thing that helped me. When I saw how many downloads there were on this app I immediately didn’t feel as alone. This app has helped me so much and I’m glad I got it.”