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Resources to Build Resilience and Renewal

Supporting the Health and Well-Being of JHM Faculty and Staff

We recognize that there are many reasons that COVID-19 may cause stress. We would like to highlight the existing JHM resources available to you. As the Coronavirus situation unfolds, the JHM Office of Well-being will serve as a coordinating center to communicate individual and team support.

Important communications and updates related to COVID-19 can be accessed through the Johns Hopkins Medicine COVID-19 Internal Resource Portal.


Support Initiatives

  • Provides several types of assistance to The Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine faculty and staff, including emotional support to help you manage stress at work or at home, emotional distress, or a difficult life transition; daily life assistance, such as referrals for child care or elder care; and referrals for legal and financial assistance. This free benefit is confidential and available to you and your household family members 24/7.

    Johns Hopkins University:
    443-997-7000, Option #2

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Johns Hopkins Healthcare, Johns Hopkins Home and Community-Based Services:
    443-997-7000, Option #2

    Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Howard County General Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital:

  • The Resilience in Stressful Events team provides confidential peer-to-peer support for health system employees who have experienced a stressful, patient-related incident. The RISE team is available 24/7.

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Pager: 410-283-3953 CORUS: JHH - Patient Safety - RISE Team (c2227)

    Sibley Memorial Hospital: Voalte under SMH RISE; if you do not have Voalte, email

    Suburban Hospital: 301-896-RISE (7473)

    Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital: 727-767-RISE (7473)

    Howard County General Hospital: Pager: 410-232-5423 CORUS: HCGH-RISE TEAM HCGH (C2257)

    Watch the webinar presented by Cheryl Connors, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, team director for the Resilience In Stressful Events (RISE) program at the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute.

  • Spiritual support for individuals and teams.

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital Main: 410-955-5842
    On Call: 410-434-0909

    Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital 727-767-4258

    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center 410-550-7569

    Howard County General Hospital 410-740-7898

    Sibley Memorial Hospital 202-537-4084

    Suburban Hospital 301-896-3178

  • Provides assessment and management of mental illnesses like major depressive disorder, panic disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder for faculty and staff working at JHH and Bayview. To access these services, call mySupport at 443-997-7000, option #2, and ask to be transferred to the mySupport Onsite Clinical Team. Support groups for frontline providers and staff offered at JHH, Bayview and Howard County. Call 443-364-8213 to register.  Providing stress management mindfulness meditation sessions available to all JHM staff on Zoom.

    Access stress management sessions:
    Meeting ID: 747 490 420

    Sessions are on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12 noon and Tuesday and Thursday at 9 am

    Johns Hopkins Medicine Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (ADAP) educates high school students, their parents, and their teachers about the illness of depression. We aim to increase awareness and decrease stigma about mood disorders in young people to help them get the treatment they need. In this series of one minute videos, Dr. Karen Swartz and colleagues from the JHM Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences speak to parents, caregivers and friends about how to recognize symptoms of depression in teens.

    How to Deal with Coronavirus Burnout and Pandemic Fatigue                            Psychologist Carisa Parrish provides tips you can use to keep up these effective practices, avoid coronavirus “safety fatigue” or “burnout,” and protect yourself, your family and others from COVID-19.


    Learn more about Major Depression symptoms:

  • The branded employee health and well-being program for JHHS employees. Resources and programs cover the spectrum of healthy lifestyle strategies, such as sleep, meditation and relaxation techniques and are available for individuals and teams. Please click here to access the Healthy at Hopkins portal or log onto and enter ‘Healthy at Hopkins’ into the ‘Search Tools+ Resources’ search engine to locate the tile. Click the heart icon in the upper left corner of the tile to pin it to your ‘favorites’.

    Download the mobile app


    Email or call 1-833-554-4554.

    SOM faculty and staff contact

    Howard County General Hospital or Health Promotion at 410-370-7958 or email

  • We can all help prevent suicide. The The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.


  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline, at 800-799-7233 (SAFE), can provide information and advice. Free, confidential help 24/7.

Downloadable Resources

There are resources available to all Johns Hopkins staff to support mental, emotional and spiritual health and well-being. But not all staff know about the resources.

You can help spread the word by passing out this postcard through huddles, posting in break rooms or by sharing with staff during wellness rounds.

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Tools for Managers and Leaders: Staff Support Postcards

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Request a print ready PDF file for dissemination.

Shareable digital files: Howard County General HospitalJohns Hopkins All Childrens HospitalJohns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center | Johns Hopkins Hospital | Sibley Memorial Hospital | Suburban Hospital


Highlighted Resources

  • American Medical Association

    Caring for our caregivers during COVID-19 resources from the American Medical Association on delivering care and caring for ourselves and teams during COVID-19.

  • For Nurses: ANA Well-Being Initiative

    Free tools and apps to support mental health and resilience for all Nurses from the ANA Well-Being Initiative

  • Operation Courage

    A new support services program designed to address the growing and long-term mental health care needs of frontline workers and first responders amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Take a free assessment and you will be connected to a mental health provider.

  • Mental Health Talking Points for Leaders and Managers during COVID-19

    Talking points that explain the importance and data behind supporting employee mental health.

  • Religious and Cultural Toolkit

    Social and physical distancing, and limited meeting capacity can make it more difficult to access spiritual and religious support services. The toolkit was developed by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity and the Department of Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy.

  • The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity

    Programs and resources for all who work at JHM to ensure that patients are respected, practitioners are supported, students are equipped, faculty members are empowered, leadership is diverse, inclusion is sustained, communities are embraced and lives are saved.

  • Faculty Factory

    The Office of Faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine stands ready to support faculty during these trying times. Access Faculty Factory snippets via website, YouTube, and your favorite podcast app.

  • Ethics Resources

    Videos and resources for front line clinicians who are facing the unprecedented ethical challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak presented by the Berman Institute for Bioethics

  • Podcast: Mental Health Support

    Dr. Albert Wu, co-director of RISE—Resilience In Stressful Events, talks to Dr. Josh Sharfstein about the importance of supporting hospital staff.

  • Suburban Hospital Resiliency Center

    Open seven days a week,11 a.m. –10 p.m., with a relaxation lounge that’s open all night. Music relaxation therapy, open art studio, meditation sessions, individual and group counseling sessions, chair yoga, and teatime.

  • Silvercloud

    For JHU students, faculty and staff. Sign up for Silvercloud- a secure and anonymous on-line space to get support for stress, depression and anxiety.

  • Online Stress Management Tools and Resources

    Check out the Healthy at Hopkins portal for a variety of programs and resources to help you manage your stress and improve your well-being through guided meditations, mindfulness practices, online yoga and cardio classes and more.

  • Healthy at Hopkins Mobile App

    Monitor your progress, no matter where you are! Click here for instructions on how to download the app.

  • How to Support Colleagues

    A presentation on how to best support colleagues during stressful times.


Free Resources from Headspace for the HealthCare Community

Weathering the Storm: Helping the World Curb Rising Stress and Anxiety with COVID-19.

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