The SON Peer Responder Program is a free, confidential, and timely peer support program that provides emotional first aid for students, faculty, and staff who may have experienced a stressful clinical or academic situation.
To reach one of our student, faculty, and staff peer responder volunteers, please use one of the following methods:
Call us: xxx-xxx-xxxx
Email us: CHHS-SONPeerResponder@sdsu.edu
Complete this google form: [insert link here]
Once you reach out to us, we will make every effort to get in touch with you as soon as we can to set up a time to talk. Most of the time, we will contact you using your preferred method of communication within 90 minutes to schedule a time to talk that works for both you and your peer responder. We are here to help.
THIS IS NOT A CRISIS HOTLINE
Generally, your peer responders will not be mental health professionals but rather your own student, faculty, and staff peers. During our session, we focus on psychological first aid, which means helping you to process the stressful event and figure out your next steps to recover safely and healthily.
The primary goals of the interaction are to:
1. show up when someone needs help,
2. listen empathically without judgment, and
3. work with you to determine your best next step.
If you are in need of more immediate help with a crisis, are feeling out of control or in danger, please use one of these resources immediately:
Contact the San Diego Access and Crisis Line directly.
The San Diego Access & Crisis Line, a free 24-hour service, can be reached at 1-888- 724-7240. The well-trained professional staff there are not only available 24 hours a day for immediate assistance regarding a psychological emergency, but are also very skilled in locating additional counseling resources in our San Diego community that are available to you.
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 800-273-TALK.
Call 911 immediately.
Contact your health care provider now.
Sometimes sending a text is easier than making a phone call:
Free, 24/7 Crisis Text Line: Text HOME To 741741
If you are interested in becoming a peer responder, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up for the next volunteer training session.