Collective care tips and emotional well-being resources for the Latinx/Hispanic community

Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated every year from September 15th to October 15th.  As Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, Balanced You would like to share resources to support emotional well-being for the Latinx community, including spaces for celebration, joy, and connection; tips for self- and collective-care; and mental health guides.  Celebration and connection  Celebration and connection are an integral part of... Continue Reading →

A Conversation on Coping with Grief and Loss

In this conversation, Balanced You, King County Metro Wellness and Employee Assistance Program talk about 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... Continue Reading →

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Established in 2008 in honor of Bebe Moore Campbell, Minority Mental Health Awareness month was created to bring awareness to the unique mental health struggles that underrepresented groups in the U.S. experience. Anyone can experience mental health challenges, they do not discriminate based on race, age, gender... Continue Reading →

Balanced You celebrates Pride Month

This June Balanced You celebrates Pride Month, a celebration of visibility, equality, connection, and self-affirmation for the LGBTQ+ community. We recognize the accomplishments and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community and reflect on the injustices and discrimination the community has faced throughout history and continues to face today. Pride began as a protest against discrimination and... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 vaccine: A community conversation

Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is available to all Washington residents over 16, many are trying to understand their choices. Balanced You wants to support employees by connecting you with the information you need to make the best decision for you and your family. We encourage you to turn to trusted resources, like Public Health... Continue Reading →

Health Hero Keith Clarke finds community in the Veterans & Military Affinity Group

This Health Hero is spotlighting Affinity Groups. Affinity Groups can boost mental health and well-being through community among people with shared interests or identities. They offer a space to connect, network and find support and fellowship. Connection through Affinity Groups can support personal and professional growth and promote equity and social justice. Keith Clarke joined... Continue Reading →

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