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Barbara Karnes Help Texts: When life gets hard, getting support doesn't have to be.

"Hello, I’m so glad you’re here. I’m so pleased to be sharing my tips and suggestions for people navigating grief, via text message. My book, GONE FROM MY SIGHT: The Dying Experience, or “the little blue hospice book” has sold over 30 million copies and is the most beloved and widely used resource of its kind. Lots of the tips I share in the book can now be delivered straight to your phone, thanks to my partnership with Help Texts. And, when you sign up on my page, you'll receive my personal discount. Signup takes less than five minutes and you'll receive your first text message right away. 

I'm also really pleased to be supporting healthcare workers via text. I have worked in many hospice roles over the past four decades including patient care manager, clinical director, nurse and volunteer, so I know how important it is to help our care workers navigate burnout and fatigue. Learn more below.

Take good care of yourself.

-- Barbara Karnes"




95% of subscribers say that Help Texts ongoing mental health and grief support is helpful, and makes them feel more supported.  


Get Help Texts support for...  

Caregivers: Caring for a loved one with a terminal diagnosis can be hard. We're here for you. Get gentle, bite-sized guidance from end-of-life experts straight to your phone. 

Healthcare Workers: Tips, education and support for healthcare workers facing burnout, grief and fatigue. We'll text you expert tips for preventing burnout, tools for coping with ongoing loss, and scripts for compassionately caring for patients, bereaved families and your team. 

Grief: Grief is hard. Getting support doesn't have to be. Get ongoing, expert text messages personalized to your unique loss. Sign up and start getting support right away.


How it works:

Get ongoing, expert grief support straight to your phone.


1. Sign up for texts

It only takes 5 minutes to complete our sign up form. The more you're comfortable sharing, the better we'll be able to customize your text messages based on age, relationship, cause of death, and dates that are important to you (like a death anniversary or a holiday).


2. Add supporters

This step is optional, but research shows that receiving support from others helps grievers feel less alone after a death.

Using your customized email template or QR code, easily send invites to the people you'd like to support you. Once they accept, we'll text them gentle suggestions and tips about how to be there for you. 

You focus on taking care of yourself; we'll take care of educating your friends and family.


3. Start getting texts

Once you're signed up, there's nothing else you need to do. You'll receive your first text within minutes. Sit back and let helpful, expert grief wisdom come to you.



Get 12 months of Help Texts messages for just $99.00 $89.00.


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