Prison/Dark Sermon Vocalist Johnny Crowder launches “Cope Notes”, a new mental wellness initiative

More than ever before it seems, the world is starting to realize that putting off your mental illnesses is harmful – you’re certainly not a weak person for being bipolar, or being diagnosed with ASD, or “insert ______ illness here”. Vocalist Johnny Crowder, a 25-year-old touring musician and lived-experience mental health advocate, has announced the birth of Cope Notes, an SMS service that makes self-help easier and more palatable for millennials. Subscribers receive 20 randomly-timed messages per month that contain witty advice, exercises, and encouragement without any warning. The service aims to solve common problems experienced by those frustrated with the search for the perfect self-help solution.

Cope Notes is quickly setting itself apart from other self-help tools with its cheeky, disarming tone and unconventional approach to personal development. The service’s unpredictable schedule consistently blindsides foul moods in an effort to gradually replace toxic mental habits with healthy ones. As a text-based initiative, subscribers are not required to download an app, create an account, or set aside time to use it. Written by Crowder himself, each text is inspired by a strategy that has proven to be effective throughout the course of his own healing.

“It took me years to find and hone the coping strategies that I rely on every day to keep me happy and healthy,” said Johnny Crowder, Founder of Cope Notes. “Now that I finally figured out what works, I want to save people from the discouragement and disappointment of scrambling for solutions and fast-track their growth.”

New users can enjoy a seven-day free trial by visiting or texting COPE to 33222. After the trial period, subscribers pay $9.99 per month, with discounts applied to six-month and one-year subscriptions, and no set-up or cancellation fees. The service also offers an option to purchase and personalize gift subscriptions for friends or family members in need.

About Johnny Crowder

Johnny Crowder is a musician, writer, comedian, mental health advocate, and abuse/suicide survivor. When he’s not on tour with his bands, Dark Sermon and Prison, he’s creating campaigns at Schifino Lee Advertising + Branding and speaking at mental health advocacy events in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

About Cope Notes

Cope Notes is an SMS-based self-help sidekick that replaces nasty habits with healthy ones. Every note is carefully crafted by someone who knows exactly how you feel… and exactly what will help. With no logins or downloads, Cope Notes is self-help made simple. For more information, visit