LIFELINE

Call 1-800-284-7575

LIFELINE is a voluntary, confidential, FREE, service that provides benefits eligible employees and their dependents with counseling and referral services.  It is an employee benefit sponsored by HealthQuest, the State of Kansas employee health promotion program.

 

Being Your Emotional Best
August 2006

Each one of us is unique. Every person sees and relates to the world differently and for this reason, what is mentally healthy includes a wide range of possibilities. Generally speaking, however, people who are able to be successful in their own lives tend to share the following traits.

Self-Esteem

Do you value yourself?  While all of us enjoy being praised on occasion, people with a good sense of self-esteem know their own value and don't always rely on others to tell them they're worthwhile.

Life's Challenges

Are you able to "roll with the punches."  Successful people are able to handle challenges at each stage of life, even though they might be temporarily put off by them.

Flexibility

Are you flexible or do you always have to be right? Successful people are able to make mistakes, accept them as mistakes and not moral failings, and admit them readily.

Realistic Expectations

Do you expect too much of yourself?  Do you expect too much of others?  While successful people can and do set goals, they are realistic about what they can accomplish and aren't afraid to redefine their goals when it's clear the expectation is too great.

Acknowledge Feelings

Are you aware of your feelings?  Do you allow yourself to experience them without judging them as good or bad?  We all have feelings that may sometimes seem irrational, but successful people are able to acknowledge them and move on instead of denying their existence.

Accept Responsibility

Can you accept responsibility for what you do or the choices you make?  While it's human nature to make excuses once in a while, successful people are able to accept responsibility for themselves and their actions. At the same time, they refrain from denying responsibility or blaming others.

Asking for Help

Can you ask for help? Sometimes it's hard to admit that we can't solve a problem ourselves, but successful people ask for and get help or assistance if they need it.  If you have a question or need help, don’t forget about the HealthQuest LINELINE program.  Call any time, 24 hours a day at 800-284-7575.

 

Summary of CORE LIFELINE Employee Assistance Services

Call LIFELINE 1-800-284-7575 at any time, day or night 7 days a week for help handling life's stresses. State of Kansas benefits eligible employees and their dependent children can receive the following benefits:

1-4 face-to-face sessions (per issue) with an EAP counseling service for a wide variety of problems:

  • Day-to-day stresses
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Major life traumas
  • Problems with co-workers or supervisor
  • Stress due to layoffs or furloughs
  • Marital and family issues
  • Drug and alcohol issues

The following services are also available:

  • Elder care consultations with an elder care specialist
  • Legal consultation with an attorney - one per year
  • Financial consultations with a professional
  • Extended benefit for employees and immediate family members for 6 months after any layoff action.
  • Healthy Life Programs
    • Life Coaching (employee only)
    • Healthy Weight Program (employee and dependents)

Take advantage of this valuable employee benefit. For help with the day-to-day stressors of life, simply call LIFELINE at 1-800-284-7575 any time, day or night 7 days a week. That's all you need to do. Just pick up the phone. Your call with be completely confidential.