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Resources for Handling Stress

Resources* for Handling Stress, Mental Health and Addiction

For those Members Eligible for Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Benefits, you should contact Beacon Health @ 800-843-5503 for a list of in-network providers. Should you need to visit a provider, Telemedicine sessions are available.  For more information & additional resources regarding COVID-19 please go to:  www.achievesolutions.net/ufcw1262

(Important note: Members have reported long waits – sometimes over an hour – for some of the following help lines.  Like all systems right now, they are overloaded, so please be patient. Whenever possible, try to use the websites for articles and tips, and call 9-1-1 only for an emergency.)


  • The NJ Department of Human Services operates toll free 24/7 “warm lines” which are a resource for people seeking mental health service. NOTE: The “warm lines” do not replace 911 and should not be used to report emergencies.

Call 1-866-202-HELP (4357) or 1-877-HELP provided by NJ Mental Health Cares.

https://www.mhanj.org/covid-19/  Good resources on their website.

  • 2-1-1 Members or their families who are experiencing stress related to the new social distancing rules can call 2-1-1, a hotline operated by the United Way that has live operators on hand to put you in touch with appropriate resources. You can speak to a healthcare professional at 1-800-962-1253. For general information & basic needs, dial 2-1-1. For alerts/updates, text NJCOVID to 898-211.

The 2-1-1 website is very comprehensive for a wide variety of resources including basic needs.  https://www.nj211.org/coronavirus-covid-19

  • Addictions Hotlines 844 276-2777 or 800 238-2333

(Locates treatment for uninsured and underinsured individuals)



  • Members & their families living in New York who are experiencing COVID 19 related stress can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline for mental health counseling @ 1-844-863-9314

New York Office of Mental Health Covid 19 Resource Guide https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/guidance/covid-19-managing-stress-anxiety.pdf

  • New York State HOPEline 1-877-8-HOPENY. All calls are toll-free, anonymous, and confidential.

24-hour counseling hotline for anyone seeking help with alcoholism, problem gambling, drug abuse



Pennsylvania Association of Community Mental Health Centers



The following article can be found on the next page of the UFCW Local 1262 Website.

Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak

1-877-SAMHSA-7 (1-877-726-4727)


*For Additional Resources, please see the Interactive MAP Resource Guides for NJ, NY & PA on the UFCW Local 1262 website @ http://www.ufcw1262.org/membership-assistance-program/