Here’s a simple approach to writing an encouraging text message, along with some sample text messages so you can begin encouraging someone right now.
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During the Sydney interviews on text messaging, the participants were asked to choose sample text messages (both "sent" and "received" messages) and to explain the contents of each. When contextualising their chosen text messages, the participants' reflections revealed how messages were sometimes used to escape into the past. As participant Adam explained:
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Parents were uniformly interested in receiving text message immunization reminders and many preferred them to mail or phone reminders. Parents suggested that reminders should be simple, short, and personalized. In general, parents felt that they would act on these text messages. Potential problems with text message reminders, noted by a minority of parents, were cost and difficulty of using cell phones. In an interactive exercise, most parents were able to retrieve sample text messages (see the at the bottom of the previous page) and read and understand their content, but many were unable to reply.
Sample text messages are outlined below
Here are some sample text messages you can use to reach out to someone you know or care about. Many of the suggestions are taken directly from our experience of working with people in need or crisis. These are the things that people tell us are most helpful. And, of course, you can adapt or combine to make them personal and meaningful to the person you want to help.In an interactive exercise, sample text messages were sent to all parents. Parents were asked to use their own phones to open, read, and respond to sample text messages. Focus groups and interviews were recorded and professionally transcribed. Two team members used content analysis to review and independently code all transcripts; the other team members then reviewed the codes. Through an iterative process, dominant themes emerged. All participants received a $25 check card.We conducted focus groups and individual interviews in a diverse population of parents to qualitatively explore preferences and readiness for text message immunization reminders. We used content analysis to review and independently code transcripts. Text message reminders were well-accepted by parents; many thought they would be more effective than standard phone or mail reminders. Parents preferred text message reminders to be brief and personalized. Most parents were able to retrieve sample text messages but many had difficulty with interactive texting.