If you, or someone you know, is struggling with depression there is help.
What is Depression? Depression is a common and serious mood disorder. It effects how we think and how we handle our daily life. Depression will look different for everyone.
Talk to a doctor if you are having symptoms of depression that are lasting that effect your activities and daily living.
Why should I ask for help? Recognizing the symptoms of depression is the first step in seeking help. If left unaddressed it can make it hard for you to get through each day. It’s ok to feel helpless. Prioritizing your mental health is important to your well-being.
Experiencing depression can increase the risk of many types of physical and mental health problems that could lead to long-lasting conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
If you, or someone you know, is struggling with depression there is help. Your doctor is ready to help you. Health Plan of San Joaquin has a team that can help connect you to resources. Visit https://www.hpsj.com/behavioral-health/ for more information.
HPSJ members have access to listen to the audio health library topics (English or Spanish) 24 hours, 7 days a week. Call 800.655.8294 and dial the extension for depression related topics.
Posted on February 7th, 2022 and last modified on May 6th, 2022.top