Mental Well-being

Depression and Suicide

Make the Difference:
Preventing Medical Trainee Suicide

Getting Help

University Mental Health Services (UMH)
A part of the University Health Services available to School of Medicine students and Johns Hopkins housestaff and post-doctoral fellows, UMH provides treatment for mental health conditions. To schedule an appointment call 410-955-1892.
UMH's Scope of Services

Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FASAP)
FASAP offers free, confidential services to assist with mental health problems and emotional well-being. Services include short-term counseling, resources to help with management, and crisis response services.

Finding a Therapist outside of Hopkins
An online resource for mental health professional listings. Note: Therapists may not accept your insurance, please inquire with them before making an appointment.

The RISE (Resilience in Stressful Events) Team
RISE provides confidential peer-to-peer support to Johns Hopkins Hospital employees who have experienced a stressful, patient-related incident. PING "RISE Team" or call 410-283-3953.

Safe at Hopkins
Information and resources about emotional distress, suicidality, workplace bullying and violence, and domestic violence

Resource Library

The road to resilience
Research-based strategies for better balance
Willpower and living healthy
Work & well-being toolkit for physicians
Harnessing willpower to meet your goals
Making lifestyle changes that last
Turning lemons into lemonade
Exercise helps keep your psyche fit
Getting a good night’s sleep
How to choose a psychologist
Lessons in resilience for healthcare trainees – video, Harise Stein
The habits of happiness – video, Matthieu Richard
Want to be happy? Be grateful – video, David Steindl-Rast
The science of happiness – video, Dan Gilbert
Three good things – video, J. Bryan Sexton

Benefits of mindfulness
How to practice mindfulness through your work day
The five myths of self-compassion
What is mindfulness? – video, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness - life is right now – video, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Conversations on compassion – video, Jon Kabat-Zinn
The space between self-esteem and self-compassion – video, Kristin Neff
The science of self-compassion – video, Kristin Neff

Reversing Burnout: How to rekindle your passion for your work
Emotional survival skills for physicians in training
Physician Resilience and Burnout - Can You Make the Switch?

Depression in Housestaff – An Educational Module for Residents
"Time to Talk About It: Physician Depression and Suicide"
Physician Resilience and Burnout - Can You Make the Switch?
Depression, Anxiety & Emotional Stress
Managing seasonal affective disorder
Overcoming depression
Recognizing the signs & symptoms of depression

Stress & Anxiety
Coping with stress at work
Manage stress: strengthen your support network
Listening to the warning signs of stress
Stress tip sheet
Relaxation techniques
Rumination- why chewing on problems just makes them harder to swallow
How psychologists help with anxiety
Understanding Anger (PDF)
How to recognize & deal with anger
Strategies for controlling your anger
How to make stress your friend – video, Kelly McGonigal
How to stay calm when you know you’ll be stressed – video, Daniel Levitin

Substance Abuse
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Understanding alcohol use disorders & their treatment
Understanding & overcoming opioid abuse

Grief & Loss
Coping with the Death of a Co-worker
Coping with the loss of your loved one

Spiritual Support
Spirituality Resources
Places of Worship & Religious Organizations