Calm Harm – Mobile App to manage self-harming

Calm Harm provides tasks that help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm 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 helps get feelings out in a different way;
  • Release provides safe alternatives to self-injury.

How does 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.


The stem4 Calm Harm app is available as a free download:

Download from iTunes

Download from Google Play