Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness 

Spotlight with Words Seattle Sheds Light on Mental Health

Seattle Human Resources (SHR) is hosting "Seattle Sheds Light on Mental Health," a citywide year-long focus on well-being activities, webinars, and keynote speakers to support employees.

The challenges of 2020 and 2021 have highlighted a need for more conversations about mental health and more resources to help City of Seattle employees and families.  

In 2022, we aim to: 

  • Normalize self-care and mental health care 
  • Reduce the stigma of mental illness 
  • Elevate employee and family mental health resources and benefits 
  • Offer education opportunities 
  • Talk about anxiety, trauma, depression, coping, resiliency, and growth 

May --- Mental Health Awareness Month Resources

Recorded Mental Health Webinars

Click to listen on demand.

Employee Assistance Program 

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EAP Enhancements: The City's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) was extended to offer services to ALL employees. Effective 1/1/2022, temporary employees and their household members have access to support for mental health concerns or personal issues. 

Starting 2/1/2022, the City added TalkSpace counseling services to the EAP benefit. TalkSpace is an online therapy platform that makes it easy to connect with a mental health provider anywhere, anytime by text, chat, or video call. 

May --- Mental Health Awareness Month Resources

 Learn more 

Mental Health Hub


Aetna Mental Health Resources Flyers

Preventive Plans

Most                     SPOG                Local 77

Traditional Plans  

Most                     SPOG                Local 77 

Kaiser Permanente

Reach Well-Being Program*

In coordination with the "Seattle Sheds Light on Mental Health" campaign, a bundle of activities to support emotional well-being is available on the Reach Well-being platform*. Whether it is COVID variants, burnout symptoms, childcare stressors, family difficulties, or the ongoing social justice fight, life's events can take a toll on us all. Take some time to expand your mental health knowledge and pursue topics and concepts that support your goals.  

* Available for City employees on the Most benefits program

Accolade Advocacy Services - Mental Health Support* 

Health Assistants can be a helpful resource in finding in-network mental health care and connect you to an Accolade nurse.

* Available for City employees on the Most benefits program

Other Community-Based Resources 

Flyers and Fact Sheets

Mental Health Organization Links

Speakers' Recommended Resources