Self-Help and Assessments Resources
Welcome to the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center Self-Help and Assessments Library. In this section you will find a variety of self-help resources and self-assessment tools that we hope you will find helpful for yourself or someone you care about. Please feel free to read through or download any of the material on this website. While these materials are not meant to be a substitute for therapy, our hope is that you will find the materials informative and useful. If you would like to meet with a therapist please call our front desk to schedule an intake appointment at 410-516-8278.
Thank you to the many counseling centers who were extremely generous with sharing their materials. This site would not be possible without their contributions.
Stress and Depression Questionnaire
This is an anonymous, online tool that generates a confidential assessment of how stress and depression may be affecting you. A JHU counselor will evaluate your responses and provide personalized feedback. You will also have the option to anonymously exchange brief messages with a counselor to learn about available resources and options for treatment at Johns Hopkins and in the community. Click here to access the questionnaire or to learn more.
Coping with Covid – Resources
Counseling Center staff have put together a comprehensive list of information, resources and tools to help students manage and cope with the ongoing pandemic. PDF Document: Emotional Self-Care During Covid-19 Pandemic
In response to the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the university has partnered with TimelyCare to make mental telehealth counseling free and available to all Johns Hopkins students and learners to augment our current services.
Go to timelycare.com/jhu to create an account with your .edu email address and you are ready to get started. At a minimum, this service will be available to you through June 2023.
TimelyCare will provide two key services to our community:
- TalkNow is an online resource staffed by mental health professionals (counselors, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, etc.). You can contact TalkNow about any issue at any time. Examples of topics you may want to discuss include (but are not limited to) relationship challenges, anxiety surrounding COVID-19, and transition issues. Students in the US and countries that permit web access can use the service.
- Scheduled counseling is a service where you can set up ongoing mental telehealth counseling appointments with a provider who is licensed in your state. This service, which is available to students located in all 50 states, will mitigate many of the limitations members of our community have faced due to the state-by-state licensure restrictions for counseling services.
- Psychiatric telehealth services, with referrals from JHU providers. TimelyCare will be able to provided limited psychiatric telehealth services to students on a referral basis from JHU providers. Students interested in these services should first contact Homewood Counseling Center (KSAS, WSE, SOE & Peabody), University Health Services Mental Health (BSPH, SOM, SON), or JHSAP (AAP, CBS, EFP, SAIS), according to their current enrollment.
These services build upon the university’s current counseling and mental health offerings from the Homewood Counseling Center, University Health Services Mental Health, and the Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program (JHSAP). All three offices continue to provide care for our students and learners remotely through phone and/or video mental telehealth appointments. Please visit the JHU Well-Being website for a full list of offerings.
For students and learners who currently reside in Maryland, video mental telehealth visits with a JHU mental health provider continue to be available. For students and learners who are outside Maryland, JHU mental health providers can either talk to you over the phone to discuss options or continue to support you (where allowed by state law) until you are connected with other options such as TimelyCare.
In order to support student wellness, Johns Hopkins is pleased to announce that SilverCloud—an online, confidential mental health resource—is now free and available to all full-time Johns Hopkins students. SilverCloud offers 24/7 access to interactive learning modules that teach cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques.
To learn more about SilverCloud, please watch the video below or PDF Document: view answers to frequently asked questions.
To sign up for SilverCloud, please visit the Hopkins sign up page or click the button below.
The Calm App
Johns Hopkins also offers FREE premium access to the Calm app to members of the JHU community. Learn how to register and receive all the mindful and relaxing benefits of Calm. More information on Calm is available in the HUB.
Visit our collection of self-help resources for yourself or someone you care about. Topics include relaxation and mindfulness, perfectionism, grief and loss, relationships, overcoming anxiety, and more.
There are several self-assessment screening tools available that may help provide you with important information in the comfort and privacy of your home.