Let’s Talk COVID-19: A Conversation on Trauma, Stigma, Grief and Growth

King County employees are invited to join community facilitators to hold space for our feelings and experiences related to COVID-19 and vaccination. Let’s Talk COVID-19: A Conversation on Trauma, Stigma, Grief and Growth Friday, Sept. 17 12 - 1:30 p.m. Zoom link: https://kingcounty.zoom.us/j/82198437925 This confidential event will: Make time for conversation about COVID-19 impacted trauma,... Continue Reading →

Supporting others in crisis

“I’ll never forget the day the phone rang. I felt powerless, I felt stuck. I wanted to help but I didn’t know how, who to call, or what to do. I wanted to solve the problem, but I didn’t know the first place to start.” Being on the receiving end of a phone call or... 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 →

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... 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 →

Summer schedule: Drop-in groups for stress and coping now available for BIPOC employees who are frontline and/or involved in the COVID response

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) employees who are front-line and/or involved in the COVID response are invited to join hour-long group drop-in sessions to process stress, connect with others, and share coping strategies. These groups are voluntary for employees. The groups are hosted on Zoom and facilitated by Mary Norman, a Mental Health... 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 →

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