From Health Plan of San Joaquin, help during MAY, NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

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 Just because we’re mostly stuck inside    
You need not keep your feelings inside!

Many of us are feeling stress. Is this you?

  • Changes in sleep patterns.
  • Problems sleeping or focusing.
  • Greater use of alcohol, tobacco or other mixtures.
  • And in the end, worries you may have a weaker immune system.

You can help cut stress with these actions –

  • Take breaks—There is a lot of news out there. Take some time away from the news and do something healthy you enjoy.
  • Take care of your body—Stretch, take deep breaths, eat healthy, and sleep.
  • Make time to unwind—Try new projects or rekindle your love of old hobbies you at last have time for.
  • Link with others—Call or text family or friends. Talk to people you trust about how you are feeling.

To members of Health Plan of San Joaquin, we are saying
If you are feeling overwhelmed, or worried about family members:

  • Get help from HPSJ Customer Service or your county mental health plan
  • See helpful tips from American Red Cross, Coping with Shelter-in-Place
  • HPSJ members can call Beacon Health Strategies at 1.888.581.7526

Knowing can ease your mind.
Members (and all community residents) can bookmark for these and more resources.

More Help:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • San Joaquin County Crisis Phone (there 24/7): 209-468-8686
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517)
  • Stanislaus County Health Services: Call 1-888-376-6246 for county program help on mental health and alcohol and drug aids

During this time of COVID-19 pandemic –
HPSJ staff are working safely, taking all precautions recommended by local and state public health authorities. In this way, we are still here for our members – providing information, access to health care, and support, for our providers – offering practical assistance as we remain open for business with no interruptions, and for our diverse, vulnerable community – where we continue our long-tradition of collaboration.

At we offer reliable, health-related information and resources for help during this chaotic time.   

About HPSJ
Health Plan of San Joaquin, a not-for-profit, public health plan, has been serving members and the community since 1996. Located in the heart of California’s multicultural Central Valley, local HPSJ is the leading Medi-Cal managed care provider, serving over 91% of Medi-Cal recipients in San Joaquin County and over 67% in Stanislaus County. HPSJ offers a broad network of providers and works closely with doctors to develop programs and services to ensure quality health care for almost 340,000 members who are mostly working families and children, as well as seniors and disabled residents.

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Media Contact: Jill Center, Senior Communications Specialist

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Posted on May 20th, 2020 and last modified on May 20th, 2020.