July is BIPOC Mental Health Month 

July is BIPOC Mental Health Month. Established in 2008 in honor of Bebe Moore Campbell, the formally recognized National Minority Mental Health Awareness month was created to bring awareness to the unique mental health struggles that underrepresented groups in the U.S. experience. Bebe Moore Campbell was a pioneer and an author, who used storytelling to give... Continue Reading →

Balanced You Mindfulness Schedule Summer 2022

Balanced You continues to partner with Mindfulness Northwest to offer free mindfulness classes and workshops to King County employees. All classes are held live on Zoom. Mindfulness is a practice that can help you quiet your mind, find focus, and reduce some of the stress many of us experience.  This summer, we have classes available for all... Continue Reading →

Balanced You Celebrates Pride Month 2022

Every June, Balanced You celebrates Pride Month, a celebration of visibility, connection, and self-affirmation for the LGBTQ+ community. This year, Balanced You is focusing on the importance a sense of community plays in employee well-being by amplifying the King County LGBTQ+ Affinity Group. King County LGBTQ+ Affinity Group Affinity Groups provide spaces where employees with... Continue Reading →

Mental Health Month 2022: Back to Basics

Mental Health Month is celebrated in May of each year. Due to the profound impacts of the COVID pandemic, the national conversation around mental health is normalizing. This year, Mental Health America has focused Mental Health Month on “Back to Basics,” helping re-center us on what mental health is, how we can support our mental... Continue Reading →

Balanced You Mindfulness Schedule Spring 2022

Balanced You continues to partner with Mindfulness Northwest to offer free mindfulness classes and workshops to King County employees. All classes are held live on Zoom. Mindfulness is a practice that can help you quiet your mind, find focus, and reduce some of the mental strain we are all going through. Additionally, mindfulness can support you in... Continue Reading →

Warm up with some Heart Healthy Chili

In honor of American Heart Month, Balanced You's partner, Omada, is sharing a delicious and easy way to support your heart health. Omada is a free service to King County employees that helps you lose weight, gain energy, and improve your overall health. They match you with a health coach you can message anytime. Click... Continue Reading →

Meet new employee and Health Hero, Amber Heyward

For Black History Month, Balanced You is excited to recognize our many talented Black employees in different bodies of work around the county.  Welcome new county employee, Amber Heyward. With a background in HR, Learning and Development and Organizational Development, she started at King County four months ago as an Organizational Development practitioner. In this... Continue Reading →

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