HearMe is an on-demand emotional wellness app that provides a safe and anonymous space to connect with trained culturally affirming peers for emotional support 24 hours a day. HearMe aims to combat loneliness by fostering genuine human connection and increasing access to social support for everyone.
Founded by Adam Lippin, HearMe is committed to using the evidence-backed power of peer support to provide a safe space for people to share what’s on their minds anytime, anywhere.
• There is an 87% shortage in the supply of mental health providers with nearly 4.5 million more behavioral health professionals needed in the U.S. to provide adequately staffed care for the current population (Open Minds, Jan 2021)
• Millennials & GenZ are suffering from loneliness, anxiety, and depression in record numbers
• Loneliness and the lack of a social network are leading indicators of poor health outcomes
HearMe aims to tackle these social determinants of health and increase protective factors by providing around-the-clock access to social and emotional peer support in real-time.
Peer support is the evidence-based practice where people with shared lived experiences provide knowledge, emotional, social, or practical help to each other. It has been proven to alleviate mental health symptoms, reduce in-patient admission rates and longer community tenure, and decrease substance abuse and depression. This early intervention provides a better level of service and can often prevent escalation into more critical mental health issues.