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 →
If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org to reach the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Mental health care has become a growing priority for many people’s well-being. As a King County Employee, you have access to comprehensive health care coverage, including mental health coverage. Balanced You recognizes... Continue Reading →
The ongoing pandemic and seasonal illnesses, stressful end-of-year work assignments, additional holiday activities - these and other factors can lead to compassion fatigue and burnout. These conditions can lead to long-term mental and physical health complications. Fortunately, steps can be taken to recover from compassion fatigue and burnout and to develop resiliency to carry us through.... Continue Reading →
Balanced You is partnering once again with Mindfulness Northwest to offer free mindfulness classes and workshops to King County employees. All classes are held live on Zoom. "COVID-brain" is a term used colloquially to describe the fatigue and forgetfulness our minds are experiencing as a result of the stress and anxiety from the ongoing pandemic. Mindfulness is... Continue Reading →
There are amazing mental health resources at your fingertips as a King County employee, but it can be a little time-consuming to understand which one is the right choice for your situation. Balanced You encourages employees to utilize two free resources, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Making Life Easier (MLE). EAP is a confidential counseling... Continue Reading →
Mindfulness classes have remained popular among employees, providing many with tools to navigate the stress and uncertainty of the pandemic. Last year, Balanced You worked with Mindfulness Northwest to develop a series of free mindfulness videos for King County employees. We are excited to share new uploaded videos to practice mindfulness wherever you are. What... Continue Reading →
Balanced You has partnered with My Secure Advantage (MSA) to provide a complete financial wellness benefit to all employees. By connecting with a personal Money Coach, you can build a stronger and more secure future no matter where you are in your financial journey. 3 Important Things to Know ❶ No two stories are alike, and... Continue Reading →
The Alaskan Way Viaduct is now closed. While many King County employees can adjust their schedules or telecommute to ease the burden, many of us cannot. Learn about resources and programs offered by King County and Balanced You to support you in reducing stress.
Mindfulness classes offered at work, in the community, or online. Check out the schedule and sign up today!