Health Department Spotlight Features
News gathered from the the Monterey County Health Department and around the world.
Suicide is a public health issue. Media and online coverage of suicide should be informed by using best practices. Some suicide deaths may be newsworthy. However, the way media covers suicide can influence behavior negatively by contributing to contagion or positively by encouraging help-seeking.
About HIPAA Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), information about and individual client/patient is protected.