Resources for people that self harm

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Phone app

Calm Harm app

Available for free on Android and Apple store!

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“The urge to self-harm is like a wave.

It feels the most powerful when you start wanting to do it. - Learn to ride the wave with the free Calm Harm app using these activities: Comfort, Distract, Express Yourself, Release, Random and Breathe.

When you ride the wave, the urge to self-harm will fade.”

Books and articles

Self-Injury – A guide for those who self-injure (Self-injury Outreach & Support)

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Downloadable guide and web articles

Treatment and support programs


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“Alumina is a free, online 7 week course for young people struggling with self-harm. Each course has up to 8 young people across the UK.

The courses take place on different evenings of the week and are run by friendly, trained counsellors and volunteer youth workers. You don’t need an adult to refer you or sign you up, and no-one will see or hear you during the sessions – you’ll just join in via the chat box.”

Available for 14-19 years old living in the UK.

Self-Mutilators Anonymous

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Online meetings every Thursday and Saturday

“Self-Mutilators Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from physical self-mutilation. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop mutilating oneself physically.”

Self injury Support

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Support for females dealing with self harm

Available by phone, email, text and Webchat

S.A.F.E. Alternatives

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“S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® is a nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base, which is committed to helping you and others achieve an end to self-injurious behavior.”

  • S.A.F.E. Choice: Outpatient group therapy facilitated by a Licensed Clinical Therapist. Available in St. Louis, Missouri.

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  • S.A.F.E. Focus: peer-support group. Currently available in 7 cities in the US

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