New research shows that both sending and receiving text messages can improve your mood if you are feeling stressed or lonely.

Text messaging may be blamed for contributing to illiteracy but the study indicates there are clear mental health benefits.

Psychologists at the University of California , Berkeley, found people suffering from depression reported feeling more connected and cared for when they receive text messages.

via Text messages boost happiness – Telegraph.

Susan Mclean, Generation Next speaker will be giving a an update on cybersafety at the Mental Health & Wellbeing of Young People seminars which are held Australia wide throughout 2012. To find our more go to Mental Health & Wellbeing of Young People Seminars.