FALL 2021 UPDATE
The Counseling Center remains open for both remote and in-person service, abiding by the university indoor mask policy. Additional updates about Fall 2021 services can be found here or by calling our office at 410-516-8278 and pressing “2.” General information about our services can be found here.
To reach the on-call counselor, call 410-516-8278 and press “1” at any time 24/7.
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Do you have questions about mental health and want to know how the Counseling Center can help?
Want to meet with a counselor who understands your experience?
Need some support, strategies to cope, or tips to manage stress?
September is Suicide Prevention Month
September is World Suicide Prevention Month and the Counseling Center is offering a variety of programming to increase awareness about suicide prevention, de-mystify mental health treatment, and increase skills to talk to and support a person in mental health distress.
We Welcome Your Feedback
We strive to provide high-quality health care and well-being resources that recognize the values, experiences, and needs of our diverse student community. We believe that a confidential, mutually respectful partnership between you and our staff and providers is the foundation necessary to develop and maintain optimal health and well-being. Understanding your PDF Document: rights and responsibilities and engaging your feedback about services is central to this partnership.
Your feedback is important to us, so if you had a good experience or have helpful suggestions, we encourage you to share that directly with the staff or provider in the office you visited. Our providers are trained to listen, answer your questions, and work with you to resolve concerns. For questions or concerns that arise prior to working with a provider, or if you feel it is best to speak with someone other than your provider, please share using our online feedback form.
Resources and Support in the Midst of Ongoing Harassment and Hate Crimes Against the APIDA Community
Throughout the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of hate crimes and harassment toward the AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) and the larger APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander and Desi American) community. The Counseling Center takes a strong stance against racism in every shape and form and our hearts go out to those impacted by these anti-Asian, anti-APIDA, and anti-immigrant acts. We stand in solidarity with those who are impacted, and those who continue to fight against the racism and prejudice that are directed toward the APIDA community. We offer this list which, while not comprehensive, provides a multitude of ways to respond to these acts of hatred: through speaking up and reporting crime, through sharing stories and connecting with our supportive communities, through allyship in organizations that fight against systemic racism, and/or through mental health care to manage the emotional trauma of living in these times. We hope that you, your friends and family, allies and others you know who may have been impacted, will find these resources helpful.
Counseling Center Commitment to Anti-Racism
The Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center condemns anti-Blackness, racism, and white supremacy, in every shape and form. In the wake of the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others; in the midst of a Pandemic that is disproportionately killing Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities in the United States; in the 400+ year history of this country in which the foundation of slavery and genocide can be traced through to today’s disparities in, among other vital areas, public health, victimization by state violence, and access to resources, we, the staff of the CC, stand in solidarity with and in support of our Black students and colleagues, as well as our Baltimore neighbors and global citizens everywhere who are rising up. We affirm that Black Lives Matter and that we cannot return to a normal that does not recognize this as basic fact. We also affirm and acknowledge our center must examine ourselves and our systems to ensure that we are doing everything we can to undo and repair, rather than replicate, the white supremacist ideologies that have constructed many of our notions of mental health and mental illness and cause so much harm.
Tools for Coping
The services below are available for free to all JHU registered students:
Message and Resources for International Students Regarding COVID-19
When the world feels overwhelming amidst these very unique times, our hearts go out to the JHU international student community and their families around the world. View the full message and list of resources for international students.
College is a time of major transition, change, and growth. It is both an exciting and stressful time in your life. At times, the challenges of college life may feel overwhelming and the stress may impact your mental health, making it difficult to manage the daily demands of school.
The Counseling Center is here to help!
The Counseling Center provides a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space where students can feel free to explore a wide variety of concerns and issues. We offer a wide variety of services to assist students including drop-in hours, workshops, group therapy, brief individual therapy, couples counseling, psychiatric evaluations and medication management, substance use assessments, eating assessments, and 24/7 crisis intervention services. These services are available to all eligible Homewood and Peabody undergraduate and graduate students. All counseling services are offered free of charge to students. In addition, self-help resources are available to assist students in understanding and addressing common concerns.
The Counseling Center workshops and outreach programs are designed to help students learn to better manage their stress and develop lifelong health and wellness skills. Counseling Center staff members are also available to consult with concerned faculty, staff, parents and/or students who are looking for guidance about how to handle a mental health issue involving a JHU student.
The Counseling Center staff is committed to enhancing the well-being and personal development of all JHU students. We strive to be sensitive to the diverse needs of our student body and specialize in treating the mental health concerns that are prevalent in a diverse university population. Our goal is to assist students in addressing the difficulties they encounter, empowering them to make the most of their educational opportunities.
If you feel that you or someone you know could profit from our services, please call our office. We will either provide the help that you need or help you find someone who can.
News & Announcements
Clinicians sought for Behavioral Health Crisis Support Team
The university is embarking on a first-of-its-kind pilot program pairing mental health clinicians with Campus Safety and Security officers to enhance its response to behavioral health crises
Hopkins to launch Behavioral Health Crisis Response Initiative
Effort will pair mental health clinicians with campus safety and security officers to respond to behavioral health crises; program will be built over the summer with a pilot launch this fall