Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FASAP)
The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) is the employee assistance program for faculty and staff of the Johns Hopkins University and employees of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System.
Message about the Tragedy in Orlando, FL on June 12
Sunday morning, we awoke to shocking news that 49 people had been gunned down in a night club in Orlando, Florida. The deadliest U.S. mass shooting in modern history targeted the LGBTQ community. Our hearts go out to those directly affected, especially those who lost a family member or friend.
Even for those of us not directly affected, this event can have a significant impact. We may feel anger, sadness, fear, confusion, despair, compassion, hope, and many other emotions—all of which are normal reactions. How can we cope with this stress?
While different strategies for coping and resiliency may work better for different people, some suggestions outlined in the American Psychiatric Association blog post titled Coping after Tragedy might include ideas you have not thought of. For example, limiting your exposure to the media might be very helpful.
If you or someone you know needs support during this very emotional time, please contact us by calling 443-997-7000 or requesting an appointment online. After hours, masters-level professionals are on call.
- Free, confidential, and professional support services for problems of daily living and emotional well-being
- Assessment of mental health problems such as clinical depression and generalized anxiety with referrals to community services and resources for longer-term care
There is no limit to the number of times an employee may access services. Immediate family members may also access FASAP services.
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