Feeling hopeless and isolated during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic?
There’s Text4Hope, a free Alberta Health Services program.
The service provides three months of daily cognitive behavioural therapy–based text messages written by mental health therapists.
An Alberta innovation, Text4Hope helps people identify and adjust their negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Through a set of daily messages, people receive advice and encouragement helpful in developing healthy personal coping skills and resiliency.
Text COVID19HOPE to 393939 to subscribe.
The program provides one-way communication and does not replace other mental health therapies and supports, say organizers.