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| Published: December 28, 2021

Predilection for Intervention of Text Messaging as an Effective Psychotherapy Tool During COVID-19 Pandemic, among College Students

Ms. Anshika Singh

Researcher, B.A. Psychology major- 3rd year, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Ahmedabad, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.186.20210904

DOI: 10.25215/0904.186

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The COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the globe with its unpredictable evolutionary nature and unprecedented effects on the everyday life and health of people globally. It has increasingly imposed threats to the well-being, mental health and psychological safety of people as it continues to expand its impact on the global population. Therefore, as a measure to provide support and maintain psychological safety among people around the world, the concepts of telepsychology and suitable methods to impart psychological and mental health services have been devised with the motive to provide mental health services while maintaining COVID appropriate behavior. This study aims to determine the preference of college students regarding the introduction and usage of a text message-based intervention as an effective psychotherapy tool during the current times of the global crisis. The following study involved usage of survey method carried out on an online platform through circulating a questionnaire and it also employs the usage of various scales with the motive to assess the level of anxiety, depression, stress and well-being of the participants and their attitude towards a text based intervention in therapy. The findings of the study suggested that a considerable number of college students suffered from basic mental health problems along with stress and moderate levels of well-being. It also determines the preference of college students towards the use of the text based intervention in psychotherapy. Hence, the study carried out and the findings obtained aim towards proposing an idea regarding the introduction of proper and professionally organized program particularly emphasizing on the maintenance of psychological safety of college students by using the text based intervention in therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic while maintaining the COVID-19 protocol.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.186.20210904

10.25215/0904.186

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021