Text4Hope Helps Combat Negativity

Lisa Cai Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Mental Health Foundation developed an innovative text message subscription program called “Text4Hope” to help people combat negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that the COVID-19 pandemic might cause.

To subscribe for free, Text COVID19HOPE to 393939.

So far, 45,000 people have signed up to receive free messages of advice and encouragement that help remind them to focus on positive thinking and healthy living.

Note that this text program provides one-way communication and does not replace other mental health therapies and supports.

All mental health support lines remain open. For details on what is available in Calgary, visit Access Mental Health Calgary Zone.

Word of Day:

Combat: to fight off, to take action to reduce something bad or something you don’t want