HearMe is an on-demand emotional wellness and peer support app that provides a safe and anonymous space to text with trained listeners 24 hours a day. Founded by Adam Lippin, HearMe's foundational mission is to ensure that everyone is heard, seen, validated and supported for exactly who they are.
Harnessing the evidence-backed power of peer support, HearMe trains individuals with shared lived experience to provide knowledge, emotional, social, and practical help to our members. Peer support has been proven to alleviate mental health symptoms, reduce in-patient admission rates, and decrease substance abuse and depression. This sub-clinical early intervention provides a better level of service and can often prevent escalation into more critical mental health issues.
• 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
The number are clear, we need a new way forward. We need each other. HearMe aims to combat loneliness by fostering genuine human connection and increasing access to social support for everyone.