Grief Support Resources for King County Employees

Balanced You, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and KC Metro Wellness are partnering for a Well-being and Belonging event on Monday, August 30 to commemorate National Grief Awareness Day.  

Grief Support Resources

Grieving is never easy. During times of COVID-19, grief can seem even more complex. Our ways of honoring and witnessing each other may have changed. The feelings that we may feel – sadness, anger, fear, love – may be even more painful, confusing, or isolating. Now more than ever, it’s important to connect to each other and offer support when needed. As we approach National Grief Awareness Day on August 30, 2021, Balanced You would like to share a few resources to consider, whether you’re looking to support yourself or loved ones. Download Grief Support Resources for King County Employees.

On-demand Webinar: Coping with Grief and Loss

Watch a recorded webinar with Balanced You, King County Metro Wellness and EAP that focuses on the grief and loss many of our frontline employees have experienced during the pandemic. Learn how grief doesn’t just pertain to a death but also can be the loss of connection, relationships, work and more. In addition, learn about cultural differences in how grief and loss are processed and what you can do to support your colleagues who may have different experiences than you. Resources for employees will also be shared. The recorded webinar will be available August 30 at kcbalancedyou.com and kingcounty.gov/balancedyou.

Well-being and Belonging event and COVID-19 vaccine clinic

King County Metro is partnering with Discovery Health to hold a vaccine clinic on August 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at King Street Center, 201 S Jackson St. in Seattle. All King County employees and their families including children 12 years old or older are welcome.  

The clinic will be held on the patio directly off the second floor of the building. The patio is accessible from a walkway or stairwell off the street or from the second floor of King Street Center. Signs will be posted. Parking is available in the garage under the building, on the street, or across the street at the large lot next to Lumen Field.   

Those 18 years and older can choose from one of the three vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson).

Children 12 to 18 years old are approved for the Pfizer vaccine only 

Walk-ins are welcome but if you’d like to save time by pre-registering please select your vaccine of choice from the list below and follow the link to a Discovery Health website to select an appointment:  

Metro Wellness will be partnering with Balanced You, Employee Assistance Program, and Making Life Easier to provide well-being and mental health resources at this event for King County Employees and their families as we continue to navigate the pandemic. 

If you have questions about the Well-being and Belonging event, please email MetroWellness@Kingcounty.gov

If you have any other questions, please email BalancedYou@kingcounty.gov.

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