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‘Text4Support’ Launched For N.S. Mental Health Patients

By Kevin Northup Oct 4, 2022 | 12:24 PM

A text-messaging service is being launched for those needing mental health services in our province.

The research study through Nova Scotia Health is called ‘Text4Support.’

It will offer supportive text messages for clients over 18 that are accessing or being discharged from formal mental health services.

In a release, public health calls it an ‘incredibly innovative solution,’ and state that it could have a significant impact on the current path of treatment for mental health and addictions.

It’s a text bank of 180 messages per category in areas like stress, mood disorders, anxiety and depression.

The QEII Foundation has been fundraising for the initiative.

CEO Susan Mullin says this need is urgent, with the pandemic only magnifying the importance of services that can reach patients at home or on the go, from one end of the province to the other.


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