Stress Management | Hotlines for Help | SJCOE Employee Assistance

RESOURCES FOR EMOTIONAL SUPPORT AND WELL-BEING:  The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is changing life for all of us. You may feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, depressed, lonely or frustrated in these circumstances.  You’re not alone.  There are strategies for managing stress such as:

  1. Being mindful of your intake of information from news sources about the virus and consider taking breaks from it.
  2. Maintaining social contact with supportive relationships like friends, family or others, by phone, text, or internet.
  3. Treating your body kindly: eat healthy foods, avoid excessive alcohol, and exercise as you are able.
  4. Consider calling your health care provider if your anxiety interferes with your daily activities.

 Learn about additional strategies to manage your stress for health at https://covid19.ca.gov/manage-stress-for-health/.


HOTLINES IF YOU NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE:  If you are feeling overwhelmed with sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you wan to harm yourself or toerhs, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. If you or the person you are helping are in immediate danger, please call 911.  Here are addtional resources available if you are in crisis:

  1. Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990 (TTY 800-846-8517) or text TalkWithUs to 66746 for 24/7 support.
  2. Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 for 24/7 crisis support.
  3. California Suicide & Crisis Hotlines: Find phone numbers and links to all the suicide and crisis hotlines by county in California.
  4. California Peer-Run Warm Line: Call 1-855-845-7415 for 24/7 non-emergency support.
  5. 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-800-799-7233 

Please find more information and resources of support at https://covid19.ca.gov/resources-for-emotional-support-and-well-being/#top.


IF YOU ARE AN SJCOE EMPLOYEE:  SJCOE employees who need assistance during this time, are encouraged to reach out to the below available employee resources. These resources are confidential, free of cost, and can provide you with assistance when you need it most, 24 hours a day/seven days a week.

Teachers (with CVT Medical Plan):  Employee Assistance Program - California's Valued Trust/Beacon Health Options | Telephone: 1-877-397-1032 | Website: www.achievesolutions.net/cvt.

Management & Classified Staff (with SISC Medical Plan including WABE):  Employee Assistance Program - SISC III/Anthem Blue Cross | Telephone: 1-800-999-7222 | Website: https://www.anthemeap.com (Enter SISC to log in)

Staff with no SJCOE medical plan:  San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services | Telephone: 1-888-468-9370 

Crisis Text Line:  Text HOME to 741741 and a live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and should respond quickly.

Posted: 4/8/2020