JeffHELP CHATT is not a crisis service. If you are in crisis and need to speak to someone immediately, please call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) or 911.

If you would like to connect with a CHATT peer listener,

What is CHATT?

  • Create a brave space
  • Help students find resources
  • Available for 1-1 talks
  • Train students in how to be a good peer listener
  • Teach students how to maintain mental health

CHATT is a program designed by students for students at Thomas Jefferson University to promote mental health awareness and discussion about mental health. It is comprised of students who wish to be a listening ear for peers who need additional support and would like someone to talk to about current concerns. There are some important things that you should know about the program:

  • CHATT members are not licensed counselors but do receive ongoing training on how to be a support system for peers.
  • CHATT meetings are limited to 5 visits because peer listeners are not substitutes for licensed counselors and the goal of the program is to assist with short-term problems or other personal challenges for which you would value peer support and insight.
  • The content of your meetings with a peer listener will remain confidential unless it is determined that professional intervention is needed to keep you and/or others safe.


CHATT leaders resources page