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Minnesota allocates additional $1M to suicide prevention texting program

Earlier this year, a study conducted by Mathematica Policy Research and Public Health Institute found that Text4baby subscribers are engaged with the texting program, would recommend it to others, and have gained knowledge about critical maternal and child health topics after using it. This week, the Minnesota Department of Human Services announced that they have allocated $1 million for Minnesota-based Canvas Health’s suicide prevention texting program, called Txt4Life.

Earlier this year, a study conducted by Mathematica Policy Research and Public Health Institute found that Text4baby subscribers are engaged with the texting program, would recommend it to others, and have gained knowledge about critical maternal and child health topics after using it. This week, the Minnesota Department of Human Services announced that they have allocated $1 million for Minnesota-based Canvas Health’s suicide prevention texting program, called Txt4Life.

Txt4Life aims to help Minnesota residents with relationship issues, general mental health, and suicide. The service is available to users from 12 p.m. to 3 a.m. CST seven days a week. Users can text “Life” to 61222* if they need help. They then wait for a trained counselor to respond to their text and discuss the issues concerning them.

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Originally published by mobihealthnews.com


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