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 →

Balanced You mindfulness class schedule for Fall 2021

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 →

RESCHEDULED! Let’s Talk COVID-19: A Conversation on Trauma, Stigma, Grief and Growth, Oct. 1

Due to technical difficulties, this event was rescheduled for October 1, 2021. 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, Oct. 1 12:30 - 2 p.m. Zoom link: https://kingcounty.zoom.us/j/85055960730... 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 →

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 →

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