The STEM4.org focuses on early identification and help in mental health issues for teenagers. They have recently launched a new app - Calm Harm to help manage and resist self -harm.
Why try the app?
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.
Will it work?
The app is 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 helps with treatment but does not replace it.