Balanced You Mindfulness Fall 2023 Schedule

Balanced You continues to partner with Mindfulness Northwest to offer free mindfulness classes and workshops to King County employees. All classes are held live on Zoom. Mindfulness is a practice that can help you quiet your mind, find focus, and reduce some of the stress many of us experience.  We have classes available for all employees that... Continue Reading →

Back to school mental health

Some information from this article is repurposed from Mental Health America (MHA).  It is that time of year when teachers are busily getting their classrooms ready for the drove of students to enter, parents and caregivers are gathering school supplies, and students are picking out their first day outfits. It is an exciting time, but... Continue Reading →

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

This month is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and throughout the month Balanced You is highlighting resources and services that are there to provide support. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formally known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) provides support for people dealing with a mental health crisis or for a loved one in need... Continue Reading →

Onsite King County flu clinics for 2023

Getting a flu shot is an important part of protecting your health, your family’s health, and your community’s health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone six months and older get a flu shot every year. Flu shots have many important benefits; getting a flu shot can reduce your risk of... Continue Reading →

Take care in hot temperatures

The hotter than normal weather we're experiencing this week can take a toll on our mental and physical health so it's important to take care of ourselves, our loved ones, and our furry friends. With the National Weather Service's Heat Advisory for our area now extended until Thursday, Aug. 17 at 11 p.m., here are... Continue Reading →

BIPOC Mental Health Month: Accessing culturally responsive mental health care 

Balanced You recognizes the resiliency and strength within the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. We also recognize that one’s background and identities can present unique experiences, specific barriers, and opportunities to accessing mental health support; BIPOC and underrepresented communities face additional barriers including structural racism, access to quality care, and cultural stigmas. ... Continue Reading →

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