“Peer2Peer is a student-led group that advocates for the mental well-being of the members within our community through peer support,” their website reads.
“We offer free one-to-one sessions to talk with a peer responder with the option of remaining anonymous. Our organization is open to any graduate and undergraduate students at UNC.”
Speaking to WRAL, Clare Landis who is part of Peer2Peer, said that there has been a big increase in calls to the organization over the last two weeks on campus.
“We almost have a second pandemic on our hands with mental health and suicide,” Clare explained.
“It’s a really stressful time for students going through midterms and seniors trying to find jobs and freshmen trying to get adjusted. It’s a lot in the fall and it’s a lot for everyone right now.”
WRAL also noted that some UNC Chapel Hill students and parents are going to be organizing a protest tomorrow to have the school better address mental health concerns.
If you are thinking of suicide, or you know someone struggling with this, you can reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800.273.8255.