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 →

Making Life Easier: Daily Living Services

You may have heard of Making Life Easier (MLE) as a free mental health counseling service for King County employees, but did you know MLE offers many more services, beyond mental health support, designed to truly help make life easier for you and your family? Each week, Balanced You will spotlight a new MLE benefit... Continue Reading →

Balanced You mindfulness class schedule for summer 2021

Balanced You is partnering once again with Mindfulness Northwest to offer free mindfulness classes and workshops to King County employees. Mindfulness is a practice that can support you in reducing stress at work and at home. Mindfulness techniques are especially useful now, as we continue to move through the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. All classes are... 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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