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HOW DOES IT WORK?

WE TEXT YOU

We interrupt your negative thought patterns with something positive.

YOU TEXT BACK

You use our text thread as a safe space to journal and speak freely.

YOU FEEL BETTER

Your brain learns to replace negative thoughts with healthier ones!

WHAT WILL COPE NOTES HELP ME WITH?

+ Hopelessness

+ Relationships

+ Depression

+ Self-image

+ Loneliness

+ Negativity

+ Self-care

+ Anxiety

+ Stress

+ Anger

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

+ Is this really anonymous and secure?
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We can't share your personal identifying data with anyone.

Why? Because we don't collect it in the first place. Not even your name.

Your text thread and everything in it is 100% anonymous and confidential.

Our entire infrastructure was designed from the ground up with AES-256 encryption to protect our subscribers and keep their information secure at all times.

+ What kind of stuff will you text me?
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Psychology facts, exercises, journaling prompts... the list goes on. Every text is written by a real peer with firsthand experience overcoming illness, trauma, or loss—you know, the hard stuff.

Then, each message is reviewed, edited, and approved by a panel of mental health professionals to make sure that it's psychologically accurate, trauma-informed, and helpful for people just like you.

As for sources, our content is inspired by lectures, textbooks, positive psychology principles, peer support models, gratitude practices, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Ecological Momentary Interventions (EMIs), personal experience, and the people around us—just like you!

At the top of our home page, you'll see a phone that cycles through a week's worth of example text messages. We encourage you to take a peek.

+ Do I get the same texts as everybody else?
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Nope. When your cell phone buzzes with a text from us, you're the only person in the entire world to receive that text at that exact moment in time.

We assign every subscriber a totally unique text sequence, kinda like your own Cope Notes fingerprint. This means that no two people will ever have the same experience with us.

Learn more about why we do this here.

+ When will you text me?
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Who knows?

Our randomized text schedule combats something called habituation, which is what allows you to tune out the sound of an air conditioner or sleep through an alarm. Research shows that unexpected stimulus is more impactful than something you see coming from a mile away.

Your texts will be randomly spaced out at different times on different days, so there's a fair chance that they'll catch you off guard and stop a negative thought pattern in its tracks. That's a big part of what makes Cope Notes so effective.

We typically won't text you before 8:30 AM or after 10:30 PM, but you can text us back whenever you like, even if it's after hours. If you'd prefer to customize your text window (along with other account details), click here.

+ Can I text you back?
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You can text us a million times a day if you'd like! In fact, we encourage it.

Say whatever you want, whenever you want, or nothing at all. It might seem weird at first, but after a while, it'll feel natural and provide some serious relief.

Remember, this isn't a realtime conversation—it's an anonymous, confidential journal; a safe place to vent and speak your mind without worrying about the repercussions.

And just like a physical journal, we're big on privacy, so we'll never reply, share, or judge anything you say.

Why? Because it's healthier for your brain that way.

Every time you text us, you're engaging in a mindfulness practice called digital journaling.

By speaking freely without being conditioned to receive a reply in return, you're strengthening 3 crucial components of your mental well-being:

  • Your emotional IQ
  • Your emotional independence
  • Your self-report (a.k.a. your ability to assess how you feel and what might help)

Still curious? Check out some more of our FAQs here.