Wellness Every Day Website is a resource for community health and wellness from Ventura County Behavioral Health, a Department of the Ventura County Health Care Agency. If you need information or would like to request an interview, please contact us.

Public Information Officer

Ashley Humes | County of Ventura
Public Information Officer – Health Care Agency
Office: (805) 677-5277


Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide

Experts from across the nation have collaborated to develop resources for the media regarding safe reporting on suicide, as the news media plays a powerful role in suicide prevention. 

Best Practices and Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide
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News App for Suicide Reporting
This free interactive resource provides journalists and content creators an easy tool to review written content for safe messaging.
News App for Suicide Reporting 

Messaging Matters
A quick-reference guide with information on safe and effective messaging for suicide prevention.
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Most importantly, please always include this information in all coverage related to suicide (“ticker” or “call-out” box):

  • Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
    Call or text 988
    TTY: 988
    Free • Confidential • 24/7
  • Ventura County suicide prevention, mental health and wellness resources