DHHS News

Free Rapid Antigen Testing Continues

All of these testing sites are now able to offer testing to children ages three and older. Locations selected for testing this week include: TestUtah sites: Davis County: ·        Ellison Park,...
Last updated: March 29, 2021

Free Rapid Testing Available in Many Counties

All of these testing sites are now able to offer testing to children ages three and older. Locations selected for testing this week include: TestUtah sites: Davis County: ·        Ellison Park,...
Last updated: March 22, 2021

Gov. Cox names interim Medicaid director

(Salt Lake City, UT) – The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) today announced Gov. Spencer Cox has appointed Emma Chacon as the Interim State Medicaid Director.   Chacon will be...
Last updated: March 17, 2021

Free Rapid Antigen Testing Continues in Many Counties

All of these testing sites are now able to offer testing to children ages three and older. Locations selected for testing this week include: TestUtah sites: Carbon County: ·        Walmart, 255...
Last updated: March 15, 2021

Free Rapid Antigen Testing Continues in Many Counties

All of these testing sites are now able to offer testing to children ages three and older. Locations selected for testing this week include: TestUtah sites: Cache County: ·        Ridgeline High...
Last updated: March 8, 2021

Free Rapid Antigen Testing Continues in Many Counties

Locations selected for testing this week include: TestUtah sites: Cache County: ·        Ridgeline High School, 180 N 300 W, Millville (drive-through), Friday, 3/5 – 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday...
Last updated: March 1, 2021

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Media guides and safe messaging

How we talk about suicide, mental health, and traumatic events matters. When we follow safe messaging guidelines, we contribute to a hopeful narrative about triumph over adversity. We communicate that support is available. Safe messaging promotes resiliency, encourages help-seeking, publicizes prevention successes, and encourages actions to help prevent suicide. 

When writing about suicide, mental health, or traumatic events follow safe messaging guidelines. Here are some of our favorite resources.