Virtual Resources and Assessments

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.

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 messages with a counselor to learn about available resources and options for treatment at Johns Hopkins and in the community, and to ask any questions you may have about what you’re experiencing and how to access support services. Students can go to jhu.caresforyou.org to access the questionnaire.  Trainees (medical residents, clinical fellows and research fellows) can access the questionnaire at hopkins.caresforyou.org.  You can also go to this blog post to learn more.

TimelyCare

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.

  • TalkNow is an online resource staffed by licensed mental health professionals. TalkNow is available 24 hours a day, and you will be quickly connected to a provider by televideo, usually within 5-7 minutes. TalkNow is a helpful resource for managing stressors, talking through a roommate conflict, seeking support for a distressing event or emotions, and more. Students in the US and countries that permit web access can use this service.
  • TimelyCare Scheduled Counseling provides 12 free telehealth counseling visits per year. You can select your provider according to your demographic preferences, scheduling needs, and clinician specialty. This service is available in all 50 states, and is a great option for students and learners who are located outside of the Baltimore area or those enrolled in online degree programs.
  • Psychiatric telehealth services, with referrals from JHU or TimelyCare scheduled counseling providers. Psychiatric consultation and medication management is available for most mental health conditions. TimelyCare providers are not permitted to prescribe controlled substances (benzodiazepines, stimulants, etc.) Contact Mental Health Services or ask your SHWB Primary Care provider for the referral code. If you are using TimelyCare’s scheduled counseling service, your TimelyCare clinician can also provide the code to access psychiatry.

SilverCloud

SilverCloud is a free, online, and confidential mental health resource that offers 24/7 access to interactive learning modules that teach cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques. It is available to full-time students and trainees who are over the age of 18. To sign up for SilverCloud, please visit the Hopkins sign up page.

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.

Alcohol self-assessment

The eCHECKUP TO GO for Alcohol is a brief self-assessment that will provide you with accurate and detailed information about your alcohol consumption including your personal risk patterns, individual level of alcohol tolerance, unique family risk factors, harm reduction strategies, and helpful resources at Johns Hopkins University and the local community.

If you would like to discuss your e-Check-up to Go results, please save a PDF of your personalized feedback and contact wellbeing@jhu.edu to schedule a meeting with a Health Educator.

Cannabis Self-Assessment

The eCHECKUP TO GO for Cannabis is a brief self-assessment that will provide you with accurate and detailed information about your cannabis consumption including your personal risk patterns, individual level of tolerance, unique family risk factors, harm reduction strategies, and helpful resources at Johns Hopkins University and the local community.

If you would like to discuss your e-Check-up to Go results, please save a PDF of your personalized feedback and contact wellbeing@jhu.edu to schedule a meeting with a Health Educator.