Worried About Someone?
Many times it is the people closest to a person that recognize a shift in behavior or mood that are indications that something is wrong. Sharing your observations and concerns, and inviting a conversation where you listen to what the person is currently experiencing, can be very effective ways of helping someone. By showing that you notice and that you care, you send the message that the person is not alone. You can also normalize the fact that everyone goes through difficulties and point the person toward resources available to help.
The Counseling Center staff is available to consult with students, faculty and parents about concerns they may have about a Johns Hopkins University student. You can call the Counseling Center at 410-516-8278 during regular business hours and indicate that you would like to consult with a counselor.
The links below provide more information on how to recognize symptoms of distress and suggestions for how you can help.