MEDIA TOOLKIT

Wellness Every Day Website

WellnessEveryDay.org 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
HCAPIO@ventura.org

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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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See more resources and access in other languages:
ReportingOnSuicide.org

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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CALL-OUT RESOURCES

Most importantly, please always include this information in all coverage related to suicide (“ticker” or “call-out” box):

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line
    Text “HOME” to 741-741
  • Ventura County suicide prevention, mental health and wellness resources
    www.WellnessEveryDay.org