Who needs therapy when you can get random platitudes?

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Who needs therapy when you can get random platitudes?

The premise is simple: send a feel-good message, then receive one back. Sure to put a smile on your face, eh?

Jack Rear

“There are people in this world who love you more than you know.” A cheery thought just sent to me by someone called Fabeku in the US. Thanks Fabeku!

Not to be beaten, Joy from France pings on my phone: “You are a light in this universe. Never forget that!” 

For the past few weeks I’ve been receiving messages like this with some frequency through a messaging service called Text For Humanity. The service claims to be the world’s first ever text messaging switchboard dedicated to improving mood and mental health. It’s a tie-up between cloud communications service Sinch and the Mental Health America charity. ..

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