Supporting the Health and Well-Being of JHM Faculty and Staff
For more than a year, across our health system, our employees have experienced many different stressors. If you, or someone you care about needs support, Johns Hopkins has a host of resources to help. We invite you to learn about the support resources available to you and to reach out to when you need help.
We believe we have a duty to care and support each other by:
- Being aware of the risks for distress and what to look out for
- Being willing to connect with each other in a meaningful way
- Being informed about how to help people get the support they need
Our work is hard. Discover how these programs can support you and your team. Watch a 5 minute video about each support resource to learn more.Play Video:
Resilience in Stressful Events (RISE)
The Resilience in Stressful Events team provides confidential peer-to-peer support for health system employees who have experienced a stressful, patient-related incident.
mySupport is a 24/7, confidential and free support program for Johns Hopkins staff and household members.
Chaplains at JHM
Chaplains at Johns Hopkins Medicine support staff, as well as patients and families. Chaplains are available 365 days, 24/7, either in person, phone or virtual.
Support Contact Information
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.
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 email@example.com
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. Providing stress management mindfulness meditation sessions available to all JHM staff on Zoom.
Access stress management sessions: https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/747490420
Meeting ID: 747 490 420
Sessions are every Wednesday at 12 noon
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 my.jh.edu 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’.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-833-554-4554.
SOM faculty and staff contact email@example.com
Howard County General Hospital or Health Promotion at 410-370-7958 or email HCGHfirstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 sharing this information at team huddles and meetings, posting in break rooms, and by sharing with staff during wellness rounds.
Includes contact information for each mental, emotional and spiritual health support service. Look for your work location to find the direct phone and pager numbers.
Listen to Dr. Karen Swartz present data on depression and anxiety, help you recognize signs of distress in yourself and in others, and help you move that knowledge into action.
Many of us have faced challenges that are stressful and overwhelming, and we may have feelings of isolation, anxiety, hopelessness and depression. These feelings of stress can affect our work and home lives. This resource will help in identifying signs of stress in our colleagues as well as in ourselves, find ways in which we can connect with each other in meaningful ways and learn where to get support.
Tools for Managers and Leaders: Staff Support Postcards
Shareable digital files: Howard County General Hospital | Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital | Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center | Johns Hopkins Hospital | Sibley Memorial Hospital | Suburban Hospital | Home Care
*Update: As of October 1st, the Department of Psychiatry support groups are not currently meeting
Worksite Wellness Menu
Invite a Healthy at Hopkins team member to lead a wellness activity at your next staff meeting, or any virtual gathering. Choose from a variety of virtual activities like meditation and fitness breaks and to reduce stress and increase well-being.
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
Need a buddy? Try the PeerRx system
A free, peer-to-peer program for physicians and others working in health care designed to provide support, connection, and encouragement. Sign up for weekly nudges and prompts for 90 second buddy “check ins”. Learn how to find your buddy and get started.
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.
Free Resources from Headspace for the HealthCare Community
Weathering the Storm: Helping the World Curb Rising Stress and Anxiety with COVID-19.
All Johns Hopkins staff have free access to the Calm app with guided meditation, bedtime stories, soothing music and relaxation tools.
Instructions: New users will need to create an account at calm.com/jhu and follow these steps: