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Welcome to ACT SCI

 Welcome to ACT SCI

A study seeking convenient and effective delivery of a mental health program for people with spinal cord injury.

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CHIME Means Accessible Wellness

We are addressing the lack of effective mental health programs tailored to adults with spinal cord injury

Through telehealth we aim to provide an acceptance commitment therapy program for adults with spinal cord injury to achieve improved mental well-being wellness and reduce stress, depression, and anxiety. You can fill out the contact form at the top of this page to request information about joining the study or keep reading to learn more about its purpose and motivation. After you contact us, one of our team members will reach out to you to securely gather your information and evaluate your eligibility to participate in the program.

Improve your mental health

Are you seeking a way to improve health and quality of life while living with a spinal cord injury? The ACT SCI program is a study designed to explore achievable ways to do just that. Join the study, explore more resources, or keep up to date with our work.

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What is involved in participation?

Participation includes:

  • Completion of 8 weekly videoconferencing sessions with a coach
  • Completion of questionnaire 3 times

Participants who complete the study will be compensated up to $245. 

What does ACT stand for?

ACT, which stands for ‘Acceptance and Commitment Therapy,’ helps you become more aware and accepting of your thoughts and feelings without judging yourself. It also helps you align your actions with what matters most to you. ACT can help you navigate through difficult emotions, enabling you to focus on living in alignment with your values.

What is the purpose of this study?

The ACT SCI program is a study designed to test a telehealth protocol aimed at improving psychological health in persons living with a traumatic or non-traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) while removing common barriers to their participation in community/clinical mental health programs.

There are roughly 18,000 new cases of SCI each year and currently around 299,000 people in the U.S. living with SCI, who could benefit from an accessible mental health program.

We’re focused on presenting participants with desirable and sustainable opportunities to improve their mental health and studying the effectiveness of ACT in this population.

Who qualifies for the study?

Any adult age 18 or older with a traumatic or non-traumatic spinal cord injury and mild to moderate depressive symptoms (based on a brief questionnaire).

ACT Survey

(additional study opportunity)

We have an additional study opportunity to evaluate an ACT questionnaire for people with SCI. You will receive a $35 gift card after completing. We will email you a brief survey two weeks later for an additional $10 to the gift card. Click the link below to complete of the online survey now!

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Join our study to contribute your authentic experience. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us—we’re happy to help!

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