Lean On Me College Park
Open 2pm-2am every day
An Anonymous Peer-to-Peer Support Text Line
Lean On Me College Park aims to provide University of Maryland students with non-crisis peer-to-peer text-based emotional support through the convenience and confidentiality of texting.We are completely student-run and NOT affiliated with the University Counseling Center, University Health Center, or other University of Maryland services.If you’re in an active state of crisis and need immediate help, please contact UMD Counseling Center After Hours Crisis Support (301-314-7651), National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255), Crisis Text Line (US: 741741) or UMD Help Center (301-314-4357).
We were founded in 2020 to address the increasing demand for mental health support on campus in a new way to complement existing resources. We hope we can help more people be comfortable seeking professional mental health support.Lean On Me UMD is one of many chapters of Lean On Me, founded at MIT in 2015. Click here to learn more.
How Does it Work?
Users text into the Lean On Me number (301-494-8808) and their phone number is anonymously encrypted. A message is sent out from the warmline number to all active Lean On Me Supporters where one Supporter then claims the conversation. Once a Supporter claims a conversation, they continue to chat with the User by texting the warmline number, which then sends the message to the User. This way neither party sees the other one's number.For other questions, contact us or refer to our Q&A.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. For first time applicants, create an account and complete the Supporter Application here. Once you click SUBMIT on your application, your answers are final and cannot be changed.For returning applicants who already have an account and have submitted it, please fill out this form instead.We will also be hosting an info session and Q&A over zoom: Friday 2/4 at 5pm for interested applicants. RSVP here.For more information on our text line service and information on applying and being a supporter, see our Q&A here.Keep up with Lean On Me news, events, activities, and recruitment by joining our newsletter here or following us on social media
December 8, 2021: Lean On Me co-hosts an Asian American Mental Health Workshop and Discussion with AKDPhi
November 3, 2021: Lean On Me makes S'mores Grams, where you can send thanks and love to someone with cozy treats and a handwritten note!
October 8, 2021: Lean On Me participates in the 2021 Terps Take Care Fair
October 7, 2021: Lean On Me co-hosts Movies for Mental Health with the UMD Counseling Center and Art with Impact, a virtual screening of short films about mental health followed by a panel discussion and Q&A
September 29, 2021: Lean On Me participates in the 2021 First Look Fair
May 3-7, 2021: Lean On Me hosts the first ever Lean On May week, a week of fun de-stressing activities, self-care, prizes, and more designed around the dimensions of wellness!
February 22, 2021: Lean On Me hosts an event with ILS about Mental Health in the Life Sciences
November 19, 2020: Lean On Me hosts an event with ACES about Mental Health in Tech
September 21, 2020: Lean On Me CP launches! The line is now available to use
September 18, 2020: The Diamondback publishes an article about our upcoming launch
September 16-17, 2020: Lean On Me participates in the 2020 First Look Fair
September 1, 2020: Lean On Me receives SORC approval and becomes a terplink member
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