Lean On Me College Park
Lily Li, Jayda Fomengia, Paul Leeds, Sneha Abraham, Wren Poremba, Garmani Thein, Nicholas Froehlinger & Connor O'Meara
Lean On Me: College Park (LOM CP) aims to provide UMD students with non-crisis, peer-to-peer text-based emotional support through a textline that offers a consistent and convenient service for students who need someone to talk to. LOM CP also hopes to promote mental health advocacy and awareness on campus through partnerships and events.Updates from Lean On Me College Park
We are a peer support textline at the University of Maryland, aiming to increase accessibility to mental health resources and decrease the stigma often associated with mental health. As college students, we know how stressful life can be sometimes, and we want our peers to know that they’re not alone and that they can reach out to us if they need somebody to talk to. With our service, students at the University of Maryland can text in anytime between 2 p.m. and 2 a.m. during the school year, and one of our trained supporters will respond and be there to listen.
This year, we hope to reach even more students on campus. Around forty thousand students attend the University of Maryland, and we want more students to learn about our organization and to know that we are a resource they can rely on. We’d also like to host social events that provide a safe, relaxing environment for students to destress, such as a coffeehouse or an arts and crafts night. In addition, we’re eager to potentially expand our reach to high schools by providing workshops on peer support and empathy. By spreading our values of compassion, empathy, and support, we hope to help foster a community that accepts and cares for one another and themselves.