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

Version 4.2.1

Updated resources to include COVID-19 specific support

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

gruggywoof ,

Can't rate this app highly enough

This is the only app of its kind where I've genuinely felt a difference. So grateful that it's not filled with ads, in-app purchases and subscription fees like so many others; having said that I would happily pay a one off fee to support this app. It's really helpful to have grounding techniques written out in front of you as I struggle to remember any when I need them the most. Highly recommend this app to anyone dealing with impulsive thoughts or urges.

annabelle lilly ,

I’m so happy!!

I am so grateful that such an amazing app was created by such thoughtful people. It is the sweetest, nicest and most incredible idea and app I’ve ever downloaded. I think it works well and it honestly warms me up inside to know that apps like this exist. I am definitely going to raise awareness of this app, especially towards friends I know who are struggling with mental illness and more specifically, self harm. Thank you for creating this app. 💓

Macushla68 ,

The reason for a password

The reason this app has a password is because many people don’t want other people in their privacy and that is what a password is for it is used to keep things private so that not everyone has to know.

App Privacy

The developer, Stem4, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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