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Wilhelm, A. 2020. Husker to Husker Nightline: A Peer-run Warm Line Texting Service Development at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
A desire to develop a service where students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) could reach out to their fellow students in search of improving their mental health and well-being laid the groundwork for this project. After reviewing various ideas, a peer-run warm line service best matched the goals of the project. After completing preliminary research, costs and benefits of warm lines were compared to determine the operations and best practices for warm line services. Obtaining funding for the development of this service was another main focus because funding is required for this idea to become a reality. Consequently, this project consists of a financial proposal for a peer-run warm line service along with a more detailed explanation of the process used for the development of this idea. The financial proposal contains the following components: an explanation of the need, a proposed approach, and an outline of budget considerations. As explained in this financial proposal, warm lines offer great potential to fill gaps in mental health services and improve student well-being at UNL.