Student Assistance Programs (JHSAP)

Being a student can sometimes be difficult. Balancing the demands of school, family, and work can be overwhelming at times. Managing even small life events can be more challenging when our time and energy is heavily committed. As a result, students frequently experience significant amounts of stress during their professional education. Extra support and coping skills can be helpful in these situations.

Johns Hopkins University and the Carey Business School are committed to assisting in these challenging times. The Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program (JHSAP) jhsap.org provides support to students dealing with pressures and problems they encounter during their academic careers. Services are free and confidential.

JHSAP is a life management tool that can help students identify stressors and manage them in a healthy way before more significant problems develop. Some common concerns are:

  • Marriage and family
  • Depression
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Life transitions
  • School and work troubles
  • Adapting to a new environment
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Academic performance
  • Grief and mourning

Getting help is easy, convenient, and confidential. Just call the number listed below. Crisis counseling is always available to ensure that students can get the assistance they need when they need it. In most cases, JHSAP will schedule an appointment for the student to come in and speak with a JHSAP counselor. Our goal is to get to know the student, understand what’s going on, and to talk about how the student can move forward in a healthy way. To do this, JHSAP offers the following services:

  • Brief counseling for assistance with problems of daily living
  • Consultation that supports academic and/or professional development
  • Immediate support and management for crisis situations
  • Identification and assessment of a mental health problem
  • Referral to appropriate and accessible services and resources

Confidentiality

All counseling sessions, except as required by law, are confidential. No one will know the student is using program, unless the student either chooses to verbally discuss participation in the program, or signs a release of information requesting the program to share information with another party. JHSAP carefully follows State and Federal guidelines pertaining to confidentiality whereby if we become aware of harm to self or others, a duty to warn and/or protect may be applicable.

Eligibility and Cost

Services are offered to all active, for-credit students of the Carey Business School. Student eligibility is confirmed by checking JHED. There is no cost to students for using the program, and there is no limit on the number of times the student may access services. Each time a student contacts the program, a counselor will listen to and assess concerns and will work with the student to develop a plan to address the concerns. If longer-term assistance is appropriate, the student may be referred outside of the program for additional support; this can be through the student’s health plan or community resources. In these circumstances, there may be fees associated with the other services and resources to which the student is referred.

The Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program is a service of the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP). Office locations are conveniently located throughout the Baltimore/Washington corridor to meet student needs. Students who do not live locally may access services by calling the number below for consultation and will be directed to the appropriate office.

For more information, please visit JHSAP’s website at http://jhsap.org/ To contact JHSAP or to schedule an appointment, please call 443-287-7000, or toll-free at 866-764-2317 or by email:  jhsap@jhu.edu