The “I drank the sea water” Self-harm help app has interactive options to play different videos that will guide someone through an urge, by asking them to promise for 15 minutes that they will not hurt themselves. It has options for if they can not promise and gives ideas on how to make it through. There are 4 different videos that can be played.
It is hoped that this application can also aid with bulimia, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and suicidal ideation.
The app includes two pages of suggestions for different distractions that can be used in a time of need.
Someone’s personal favorite distractions that work best for them can be input and even edited later if the list changes.
There are reflective questions where answers can also be input and saved. This is in the hopes of thinking positively and constructively.
The “I drank the sea water” app is free for download.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
- changed app name to "Self Harm Recovery"
- added support for iPhone X
Ratings and Reviews
Most Helpful Self Harm App
Hi Melissa! My name is Melissa too. I’ve been suffering from self harm for about 3 years now and every single day has been a battle I felt I’ve lost every time. I was always so desperate to find a reason to stop but in the end, the reason would somehow leave me alone and I knew I couldn’t open up or keep trying to find a human to get attached to only to eventually be disappointed. I’ve watched so many YouTubers and downloaded so many apps but none of them have personally been able to help me in the long run. That’s when I searched up “self harm” on the App Store yesterday and found your app, Self Harm Recovery. The app icon is a cute drawing of you, which already gives it a warm and welcoming feel. As soon as the app launches, you start talking to me right away so it feels like somebody really does care and is putting in the effort to help me kickstart recovery too. I like how there is more than one video considering different thoughts a person may have while making 15 minute promises. Your voice is calming to listen to and it’s really nice to hear you while falling asleep after a tiring day too. The “I promise” and “Promised” button that then sets off a timer are helpful and reassuring features. To my surprise, I truly love every feature on this app. The distractions page not only lets you add your own distractions, it offers countless suggestions on a pretty background as well. Another interactive feature is the questions section, which has numerous helpful questions you can ask yourself and type your answers in. The info column is just as great because it leads to even more from the developer and lets us know that there’s someone out there creating awesome content who used to be struggling just like us and uses her past adversity to positively impact everyone. I’ve worked so hard to get to today and am happy I’ve found someone super sincere who can help make things easier for me. Thank you very much. I love you, Melissa.
Awesome APP !
I'm glad this came out for the apple ipod !! It does help keep you distracted ! Thank you I love this app !
The developer, Denis Denisov, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- Denis Denisov
- 59.9 MB
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © 2016 Melissa C. Water
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.