Mid-January can be a melancholic time of year as the days are short, the skies are gloomy and the weather is cold.
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Jessie Fawcett, a first-year social work student, has used the app Calm Harm – a free app that helps those who struggle with self-harm.
“It gives many strategies for coping with the triggers and [urges] and provides many beneficial distractions. There are a diverse set of varieties to choose from for the way that you’d like to be distracted,” she said via email.
Apps like these can act as a stop-gap for those who cannot access in-person mental health services, says Stephanie Cassin, associate professor and director of clinical training at Ryerson’s psychology department.