Occasionally, students may feel overwhelmed by the rigors of education, especially if coupled with outside stresses like health and family concerns. Johns Hopkins offers a host of resources where you can ask for and receive help.
If you need someone to listen, you can talk to your advisor and/or Academic Program Administrator Kim Franklin or Revelie Niles. Sometimes, venting to someone may be all you need.
In other situations, you may want to talk to someone who is trained to help people in distress. There are several resources on campus including:
- Counseling Center – to get help with any emotional concerns, when feeling overwhelmed, and when needing mental health support in a caring environment. The Counseling Center offers an array of services including one-on-one counseling sessions as well as graduate student support groups.
- Office of Student Life – for information on services, offices, events, and student groups.
- JHU Campus Ministries – the team includes ordained and lay ministers, rabbis, priests, an imam and student leaders to assist all religious and spiritual traditions in any way possible.
- Office of Student Disability Services – to get help with a physical or mental incapacity, no matter how minor.
- Sexual Assault Helpline
- Emergencies – call the Security office at 410-516-7777 or the Baltimore City Emergency Line at 911.