Published on in Vol 9, No 6 (2020): June

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/19292, first published .
Closing the Psychological Treatment Gap During the COVID-19 Pandemic With a Supportive Text Messaging Program: Protocol for Implementation and Evaluation

Closing the Psychological Treatment Gap During the COVID-19 Pandemic With a Supportive Text Messaging Program: Protocol for Implementation and Evaluation

Closing the Psychological Treatment Gap During the COVID-19 Pandemic With a Supportive Text Messaging Program: Protocol for Implementation and Evaluation

Vincent Israel Opoku Agyapong 1, 2, MD, PhD;  Marianne Hrabok 1, 3, PhD;  Wesley Vuong 2, MPH;  April Gusnowski 2, BA;  Reham Shalaby 1, MD;  Kelly Mrklas 4, 5, MSc;  Daniel Li 1, 2, MD;  Liana Urichuk 1, 2, PhD;  Mark Snaterse 2, BA;  Shireen Surood 2, PhD;  Bo Cao 1, PhD;  Xin-Min Li 1, MD, PhD;  Russ Greiner 6, PhD;  Andrew James Greenshaw 1, 7, PhD

1 Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, CA

2 Addiction and Mental Health, Alberta Health Services , Edmonton, AB, CA

3 Department of Psychiatry, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, CA

4 Strategic Clinical Networks, System Innovation and Programs, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB, CA

5 Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, CA

6 Department of Computing Science, Faculty of Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, CA

7 APEC Digital Hub for Mental Health , Edmonton, AB, CA

Corresponding Author:

  • Vincent Israel Opoku Agyapong, MD, PhD
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
  • University of Alberta
  • 1E1 Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre
  • 8440 112 St NW
  • Edmonton, AB
  • CA
  • Phone: 1 7807144315 ext 7807144315
  • Email: agyapong@ualberta.ca