Emotional and Mental Wellness

Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships.

Additional university resources on health and wellness are available at https://wellness.jhu.edu/ and on Instagram @jhuwellness.

On Campus Resources

University Health Services Mental Health
  • Offers outpatient mental health services to Hopkins students, residents, fellows, and trainees. Psychiatric assessment and treatment, as well as individual therapy are available at no out-of-pocket cost.
JHSAP (Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program) / MySupport (for Faculty and Staff)
  • Life management resource to help identify and manage stress and support emotional well-being. Postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and residents are served by MySupport.
East Baltimore Campus Red Folder and COVID-19 Addendum
  • The Red Folder is intended to help faculty and staff that work with graduate, medical, and/or professional students on the Johns Hopkins campuses to be able to recognize and refer students in distress to relevant campus resources. The COVID-19 Addendum supplements the Red Folder, and includes additions for COVID-19 related resources as well as virtual and on-demand health and well-being offerings.
MILES Committee (formerly Office of the Ombuds)
  • This site provides an avenue for medical students to learn about and report mistreatment. It also provides links for other SOM students and trainees to report mistreatment.
Sexual Assault Hotline and Support
  • Johns Hopkins University is committed to promoting a safe and supportive environment for each and every member of our community. If you have experienced sexual misconduct, we urge you to reach out for support and medical care. We also stand ready to assist you if you would like to file a report with JHU and/or local law enforcement.
NAMI Connection Support Group for Young Adults
  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)’s Baltimore chapter hosts a support group on campus twice per month which is currently on pause due to COVID-19). NAMI is hosting several free, peer-led support groups virtually at this time. Gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others. For more information, visit: http://namibaltimore.org/online-supportgroups/.
Task Force on Student Mental Health and Well-being
  • Learn about the university's efforts to understand and support students' mental health needs. You can also read a quarterly update on what is going on in East Baltimore to implement the Task Force’s recommendations about promoting a climate of awareness and support for student mental health, wellness, and stress reduction.
Mindfulness Sessions with Dr. Neda Gould
  • Mindfulness meditation can be an excellent resource to manage stress and anxiety during uncertain times. Dr. Neda Gould, faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Mindfulness Program, will be leading daily meditations. Sessions will be 30 minutes in length and will include a variety of mindfulness meditation practices in a virtual format. Mindfulness sessions will take place on Wednesdays at 12 PM. Use this Zoom link at the scheduled times to join. Meeting ID: 747 490 420. Open to all Hopkins affiliates.
Weekly Meditation Session with Vignesh Sadras
  • Medical student Vignesh Sadras is leading a 30-minute meditation session via Zoom on Wednesdays from 7:45-8:15 pm EST. Sessions consist of a 5-minute introduction to a meditation technique from one of the Dharmic religious traditions (Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism), 15-20 minutes of silent meditation, and a few minutes for discussion afterwards. If you're interested in receiving updates about the meditation sessions, please fill out this google form. Email vsadras1@jhmi.edu with any questions.
JHU Counseling Center Virtual Workshops and Discussion Spaces
  • The Homewood Student Affairs Counseling Center is offering free live workshops and virtual discussion spaces. Workshop topics include mindful living, stress management skills, and wellness workshops. Discussion group information can be found here. The discussions include groups for international students, graduate students and topics for coping with COVID-19. Open to all Hopkins affiliates. Dates and Times Vary; Visit the JHU Counseling Center to view the workshop schedule.
Mental Health Primer for International Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Academia and research can make for stressful environments, and maintaining good mental health practices is integral to a productive and happy career. Regretfully, mental health is too often a taboo subject in many cultures. This webinar seeks to explore the definition of mental health, common mental health problems native to the academic/research community, strategies for coping with these issues, and resources at JHU, and is now available to view. This webinar includes presentations from the Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program, University Health Services, and the School of Medicine Benefits office. Thank you to the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association, the Graduate Student Association, and the JHSPH Student Assembly Quality of Life Committee for their help putting this session together.
LGBTQ Life at Hopkins
  • LGBTQ Life serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied community at Johns Hopkins. Their website provides information on JHU and community resources.
Hopkins Medicine Department of Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy

Homewood Campus Ministries
  • Campus Ministries promotes and supports spiritual development, theological reflections, religious tolerance and social awareness among students, faculty and staff within our Johns Hopkins community.
JHU Student Wellness Website
  • Your single destination for student wellness resources, news, and events available across Johns Hopkins University.


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  • Calm: A mindfulness meditation app that includes soothing sounds and peaceful pictures, along with guided meditation and sleep stories. JHU users have free premium access by signing up at calm.com/jhu with their JHU or JHMI email address.
  • Destress Monday: An online initiative providing information and reminders to support a positive start to the week and reduce stress overall.
  • Moodnotes: Mood-tracking and journaling app that help users develop healthier thinking habits.
  • Headspace: Guided meditation app that helps introduce users to meditation and mindfulness
  • SilverCloud: An online, confidential mental health resource now free and available to all full-time students and trainees. Offers 24/7 access to interactive learning modules that teach cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques. To sign up to use the platform, eligible students and trainees can visit jhu.silvercloudhealth.com/signup.
  • TimelyMD: A free mental telehealth counseling service available to all Johns Hopkins students and learners to augment our current services. TalkNow, a 24/7 on-demand mental telehealth line staffed by mental health professionals, and free scheduled counseling is available through the same service.
    Students and learners will access the services with a single-sign-on service by visiting timelycare.com/jhu. Users can also download the TimelyCare app. All users must register with a Hopkins email.

    **Please note: Students in the School of Medicine should use their @jhmi email to log in. All other students and learners should use their @jhu.edu or @jh.edu email.