Worried?


“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its enjoyment.” Leo Buscaglia

The current financial climate has many of us in an uneasy state of worry and anxiety. Questions about our mortgages, our retirement, our ability to save, and even our job security are just a few of the many concerns. The LIFELINE Employee Assistance Program understands the concerns we all have and offers a number of FREE resources that may be beneficial.

  • Personal Money Management Advice - The LIFELINE Program has specialists that can provide answers to home mortgage questions, offer suggestions on getting out of debt, help you analyze household spending to create a realistic home budget, and provide resources for retirement planning questions to name just a few. 

  • Personal Counseling - LIFELINE understands the stresses involved when finances are tight.  Sometimes it is beneficial to talk to someone confidentially.  You will find the LIFELINE counselors in your community to be caring, experienced professionals that provide short-term counseling (up to 4 visits per issue) that can help you successfully weather these unsure times.

  • Online Resources - Visit www.kdheks.gov/hcf/healthquest for the latest information and tools to help keep you emotionally fit for life’s toughest challenges.

What Can I Expect When I Call LIFELINE?

When you call the 24-hour LIFELINE help line, you will talk with a caring and experienced counselor who will take a small amount of initial information, and depending upon your needs will:

  • Provide any immediate help, assistance or guidance you may need.

  • Connect you with a specialist for assistance with personal money management, stress coaching, dependent care, or legal advice.

  • Or help you make an appointment with a LIFELINE counselor for a face-to-face visit in your community.  The LIFELINE counselors are not State of Kansas employees.  They are contract counselors for Alternatives, the State’s EAP vendor, and all are licensed in their particular discipline.

Help is Just a Phone Call Away  

Call LIFELINE 1-800-284-7575 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for confidential help handling life's stresses. State of Kansas benefits eligible employees and their family members living in the same household can receive these benefits at no cost.