Emotional Well-Being


JHU defines emotional and mental well-being as coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships. To promote students’ emotional and mental well-being, Health Promotion and Well-Being provide programs focused on building coping skills, increasing emotional awareness, and navigating JHU mental health resources. Check out our program offerings and resources below and use the main menu to find more information on stress, self-care and coping connection on campus, and mindfulness and meditation.

Programs and Services

  • Our emotional well-being workshops focus on foundational tools for emotional well-being, stress, and mindfulness, redefining self-care, and dealing with uncertainty during COVID-19. Check out the descriptions of each program here. 
  • To request a workshop fill out our form here.


  • For university resources on emotional and mental well-being, click here. 
  • For information on virtual mental health services available to all JHU students and trainees, click here.
  • For accessible self-soothing and coping strategies visit the JHU Well-Being Blog.
  • Did you know meditation can help reduce stress? JHU offers the premium version of the app Calm to all JHU students. Create an account with your JHU email here and then download the app and log in.

East Baltimore Resources

Resources and Eligibility Guide

  • University Health Services Mental Health offers outpatient mental health services to Hopkins students, residents, fellows, and trainees. Psychiatric assessment and treatment, as well as individual therapy, are available at no out-of-pocket cost.
  • JHSAP (Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program) / MySupport (for Faculty and Staff)
    • Life management resource to help identify and manage stress and support emotional well-being. Postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and residents are served by MySupport.

Mental Health Primer for International Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

This webinar seeks to explore the definition of mental health, common mental health problems native to the academic/research community, strategies for coping with these issues, and resources at JHU and is now available to view. This webinar includes presentations from the Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program, University Health Services, and the School of Medicine Benefits office. Thank you to the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association, the Graduate Student Association, and the JHSPH Student Assembly Quality of Life Committee for their help putting this session together. Watch it here.