Free Self-Care Support Line for COVID-19
For a 20-minute coaching session on coping with stress in your work or personal life during Covid-19, schedule a private call with a trained coach.
When you call, you’ll be prompted to leave a voicemail with the best time to schedule your appointment.
When you email, please include your name, phone number, and the best day and time for your appointment.
Then, you’ll receive a prompt email or call back confirming the day and time you can expect a call from one of our coaches. Calls will be kept confidential and private. This is a partnership between LeadingAge MN Foundation and Associated Clinic of Pyschology supported by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Bouncing Back: The Art of Building Resilience.
You’ve likely heard of hitting “the wall” as a term used to describe the point when you feel you can’t keep going. COVID-19 has its own special (or not so special) “walls:” the kind when you feel more exhausted, irritable, tense than you thought was possible. At this time, “bouncing back” might seem impossible. The good news is, it’s not. For today, we want you to know that “the wall” is simply part of human responding to a prolonged disaster with uncertain ending. It has nothing to do with...
Has anyone taken the time to commemorate the first case of COVID arriving in our country? Our state? Whether you realize it or not, you probably have. We commemorate traumatic events without knowing it at times: we get emotional out of “nowhere,” we feel tired, tense or even angry and easily overwhelmed even in jobs we typically feel good at. At this time-maybe more than ever—we may feel uncertain about how to manage all the ongoing challenges while we are coping with the aftermath of a year...
We have lost a great deal during COVID-19. In addition, we have ongoing social unrest. This can have a negative impact on our health, well-being and resilience. We can also lose hope that kindness exists, which is a terrible feeling – especially for caregivers. It’s hard to remain hopeful when so much in the environment is full of anger. Luckily, we have some simple strategies to face this head on. Today try to repeat brief statements such as “May I be safe,” “May I be healthy and calm,” “May...
Meet Dr. Alyson VanAhn, Lead for COVID-19 Staff Coping & Support Line
Alyson VanAhn Ph.D. LP, Psychologist, Associated Clinic of Psychology, Minneapolis, MN.
This project is sponsored by a LeadingAge MN Foundation grant through the Minnesota Department of Human Services.