The STEM4.org charity organisation has a very useful website which gives advice to teenagers, parents, schools and health professionals regarding four main issues affecting teenagers today, also provides good resources/advice on school policies for each problem, with a newly launched ‘App’ for self harming individuals.
The Stem4 - CALM HARM app
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 tocare rather than harm; Express gets those feelings out in a different way and Release provides safe alternatives to self-injury.
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 is an aid in treatment but does not replace it.
Available on iPhone, iPad and Android.