UNLV medical school launches student health text messaging program
A rendering for the UNLV School of Medicine featuring the name of Kirk Kerkorian. (Courtesy Nevada Health and Bioscience Asset Corporation)

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV introduced its new text messaging program to support the mental health of its students.

The SMS-based program Early Alert connects school leaders with students to respond to behavioral challenges and distress.

Subscribers can receive individualized weekly confidential text messages to provide the best resources for one's issues. 

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Analytics will be confidentially reviewed to combat financial, social, emotional, and academic challenges.

Individuals with high levels of distress can receive active intervention and one-on-one professional crisis counseling. 

The new system focuses on preventing suicidality by recognizing the earliest signs of distress.

To subscribe to the program, click here.

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