Know a Young Person Who Self Harms? This App Might Help

Sian Abigail Bradley
7 min readMar 1, 2021
Screenshots courtesy of Calm Harm

While self-help is no substitute for professional support, digital tools can enable young people to channel overwhelming emotions into something less harmful.

The Samaritans define self-harm as ‘any deliberate act of self-poisoning or self-injury without suicidal intent’, and a worrying number of young people are doing it. Hospitalisations of nine to 12-year-olds…

Sian Abigail Bradley

Freelance journalist and mental health advocate