Stress is something everyone is familiar with. The stressors of our daily lives (work, family, finances) can leave us feeling anxious, frustrated, nervous, even fearful or helpless. Though stress is a normal part of life, it's important to be armed with the knowledge and tools to properly cope so that it doesn't affect mental/physical health.
The Johns Hopkins Employee Assistance Program, or JHEAP, is a free resource available to employees and household family members that offers referrals to short-term professional counseling to help when things seem overwhelming. The program also offers confirmed, matched referrals to help take the stress out of locating providers for caregiving, daily convenience, legal, and financial needs.
April's designation as Stress Awareness Month provides a collective opportunity to pay attention to our health and to learn successful coping strategies for dealing with life stressors. To support this endeavor, JHEAP has prepared a list of resources for employees to review and share:
- Stress Management Service Highlight Flyer—learn how JHEAP can help you prioritize better stress management
- Stress Awareness Month Flyer—understand your relationship with stress and what you have the power to change
- What Do I Need Right Now?—discover which coping strategies work best for you and when to use them
- Stress Management Preparedness Plan—have a plan in place for when the going gets tough
Whether you're experiencing everyday stress or a major life challenge, the Johns Hopkins Employee Assistance Program can help. The program provides you and your household family members free, around-the-clock access to a range of stress management and work-life balance resources. How to reach help:
- By phone: 888-978-1262
- Online: myccaonline (company code: JHEAP)
- On an app: CCA@YourService (access code: JHEAP)
For additional Johns Hopkins resources to support you with stress management, read this article on the Hub.