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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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Feeling the Burn and Bouncing Back

We have talked a lot about stress that COVID has added to our personal and professional lives. You’ve likely practiced some new and old ways of coping that allow you to bounce back and move forward despite it. But what about prolonged feelings of fatigue, questioning whether you can or should continue in your professional and personal roles? These are signs you might be feeling burned out. It’s a logical outcome of enduring the extra demands and stressors that COVID has brought to folks...

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On Purpose

On Purpose

We usually choose activities and even careers that help us feel useful. COVID and other stressful things in the world have caused us to question how much purpose we actually have beyond just to “keep going.” It turns out having purpose is pretty important – for our mental and physical health and our overall well-being. The good news is, we can renew and find our purpose again with very little effort.   Today, notice the ways you are helpful to others and stop to take that in. Expressing...

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Hope and Loss go Together

Hope and Loss go Together

Now that we see some hope on the horizon, deaths are lower, and COVID seems much more under control, why do we experience renewed sadness? You probably understood that working in senior care facilities meant you would experience the death of residents. We’ve talked about how even with this expectation, any death is a loss that has an impact. Any new loss is a trigger for grief as a normal reaction. Sometimes when we see progress and experience relief from loss and other stressors, it becomes...

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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.