Need to Talk? Call 8-to-8

8-to-8, Wesleyan’s only anonymous and confidential peer listening service, writes in to remind students that they are available as a resource throughout the semester:

In our 30+ years of service, 8-to-8 has gotten many different types of calls, and here are some examples of common topics students call in about:

  • School-work related stress
  • Transitioning into college life
  • Body image issues and eating disorders
  • Religion and cultural differences
  • Sexuality and gender identity
  • Self-harm
  • Relationships (romantic + platonic) and family
  • Drug and substance abuse or misuse
  • Depression and suicide

If any of the above are on your mind, or if you have something else you’d like to talk about that is not on the list, we are available every day of the week from 7pm to 7am at 860-685-7789. No topic is too trivial to talk about with the trained student listeners.

They are especially interested in bringing more students onto the service:

Much of the current staff will be graduating this year and we need new listeners to keep the service running! If you are unsure if you want to join, you can email eight2eight(at)gmail(dot)com for more information, and take a look at the following reasons that students on the service give for joining:

  • Want to help fellow students in a meaningful way
  • Want to learn more about a range of topics covered in training
  • Love the camaraderie of working with such cool and insightful people
  • Are interested in careers that deal with psychology/counseling
  • Want to learn more about themselves

So once again:

To call in: 860-685-7789 (you can also find this number in the Numbers to Know drop-down menu to the right)

For more info about joining: eight2eight(at)gmail(dot)com

8 thoughts on “Need to Talk? Call 8-to-8

  1. Anon

    i was wondering that too! all the stickers around campus say 8-8 at the top and then 7-7 on the bottom… it’s pretty stupid haha

  2. Anon

    i was wondering that too! all the stickers around campus say 8-8 at the top and then 7-7 on the bottom… it’s pretty stupid haha

  3. anon

    why is it called 8 to 8 if the hours are 7 to 7? I have been wondering this for four years, no joke. does anyone know???

  4. anon

    why is it called 8 to 8 if the hours are 7 to 7? I have been wondering this for four years, no joke. does anyone know???

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