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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.

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Hitting a COVID “Wall” …and Bouncing Back

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...

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COVID’s 1st Birthday

COVID’s 1st Birthday

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...

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Facing Hostility with Compassion

Facing Hostility with Compassion

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...

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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.


Is this open to all staff?

Yes, any staff person who works at a LeadingAge Minnesota member senior care organization can use this service.

What is the cost?

The is free to all staff from a LeadingAge MN Foundation grant through the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Will anything I say be shared with my employer or the funder?

Call content will be kept confidential and not shared with employers or funders.

Is this a crisis line where a person will answer immediately?

No, you can leave a message to schedule a 20-minute coaching session. If you need immediate help, you can use the Minnesota Crisis Text Line available 24 hours a day, every day. Text “MN” to 74174 or Call **CRISIS (**274747).

Can my team sign up for a group coaching call?

Yes, you can schedule a coaching call for your team. Send an email to make your request.

Is this counseling or therapy?

No, but your coach from the COVID-19 Coping & Support line may suggest further assistance.