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We Help You Manage Life Challenges and Enhance Emotional Well-Being.

The Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program (JHSAP) is a life management resource that can help you identify and manage challenging issues in healthy ways. Getting help is free, convenient, and confidential.

Message about the Tragedy in Orlando, FL on June 12

Sunday morning, we awoke to shocking news that 49 people had been gunned down in a night club in Orlando, Florida. The deadliest U.S. mass shooting in modern history targeted the LGBTQ community. Our hearts go out to those directly affected, especially those who lost a family member or friend.

Even for those of us not directly affected, this event can have a significant impact. We may feel anger, sadness, fear, confusion, despair, compassion, hope, and many other emotions—all of which are normal reactions. How can we cope with this stress?

While different strategies for coping and resiliency may work better for different people, some suggestions outlined in the American Psychiatric Association blog post titled Coping after Tragedy might include ideas you have not thought of. For example, limiting your exposure to the media might be very helpful.

If you or someone you know needs support during this very emotional time, please contact us by calling 443-287-7000 or requesting an appointment online. After hours, masters-level professionals are on call.

FREE Services at JHSAP:

Short-Term Counseling:

Identification and assessment of personal, family, and school/work-related issues, brief counseling and consultation, and referrals to appropriate and accessible services and resources.

Crisis Response:

Small student groups or departmental meetings with a counselor to help process the emotional consequences of a crisis and provide resources to help everyone move forward.

Healthy Relationship Support:

Support and guidance that will enhance the trust, respect, and communication between you and your partner. Problem-solve and help create a plan for managing your reactions to difficult relationships.

School-Life Coaching and Adjustment:

Academic and professional development support on topics such as study skills, stress management, school-life balance, financial management, and adjusting to a new culture.

Educational Workshops:

Preventive and educational sessions that benefit all JHSAP students, as well as support and discussion groups.

Dean, Faculty, Staff, and Student Consultations:

Collaborative consultations between a JHSAP counselor and the dean, faculty member, or staff member to problem-solve student issues and provide effective guidance. 

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Toll Free: 866-764-2317

In case of an emergency, call 911.


  • Sep 10, 2015
    As part of National Suicide Prevention Week, we have posted the video "We Need to Talk" produced by Johns Hopkins Medicine. If you or someone you care about is suffering from depression, this is very worthwhile information that may save someone's life.