Mental Health First Aid@Work 2022 Trainings

Mental health is an important part of overall health and well-being that can often be misunderstood or overlooked. To increase awareness about mental health and highlight supportive resources, Balanced You has partnered with the National Council of Behavioral Health to offer Mental Health First Aid@Work trainings. These trainings are available to all County employees, free... Continue Reading →

Meet your Employee Assistance Program Counselors

King County Department of Human Resources is excited to announce the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has expanded! EAP supports employees by providing free, confidential counseling on work-related issues. We all experience stress at some point and having someone to talk to can be a helpful outlet to process emotions, navigate challenging situations or provide tangible... Continue Reading →

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 →

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