Self-harm is a very prevalent and serious issue in the United States and all over the world.
Check out these stats from an article written by HealthyPlace.com:
Each year, 1 in 5 females and 1 in 7 males engage in self-injury
90 percent of people who engage in self-harm begin during their teen or pre-adolescent years
Nearly 50 percent of those who engage in self-injury activities have been sexually abused
Females comprise 60 percent of those who engage in self-injurious behavior
About 50 percent of those who engage in self-mutilation begin around age 14 and carry on into their 20s
Many of those who self injure report learning how to do so from friends or pro self-injury websites
Approximately two million cases are reported annually in the U.S.
And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Because of how important this is, I wanted to share a wonderful app that I discovered that is directly geared to helping with self-harm.
The app is called Calm Harm. Check out the website here.
Calm Harm is free and offers all kinds of suggestions to help with overcoming self-harm. Check out the screenshots below:
The main reason I love this app is because it is especially helpful when you are experiencing the urge or desire to self-harm. There are so many options to turn to in this app, that there is something for everyone.
I recommend that any person that is struggling with self-harm and working to remove self-harm from their life add this to their repertoire of tools and tricks in building the life they want.
I help overcome self-harm.