March 24, 2021.Reading time 11 minutes.
In this episode of the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) podcast on coping with COVID-19, learn how to talk about suicide and suicide prevention when people in our lives may be struggling.
October 7, 2020.Reading time 9 minutes.
Being on the receiving end of a phone call or text when someone is experiencing a mental health crisis is difficult. When a loved one is struggling, you want to do everything you can to help them. And sometimes, you don’t know what that is. As a family member or friend, it can be hard to know what to do, how to act, or what to say when someone is in crisis.
December 27, 2018.Reading time 7 minutes.
When people die suddenly, unexpectedly or unnaturally in King County, their cause and manner of death is reviewed by our Medical Examiner. This review process helps us understand what happened to a given individual, but it also helps us identify, from a public health perspective, trends in death that our department can work to address. […]
December 19, 2017.Reading time 5 minutes.
Last year, 14,373 people died in King County. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO) investigated those deaths that were sudden, unexpected or unnatural – 2,494* in total. But, the count of life lost is more than a number. By tracking and analyzing different manners of death as well as trends in homicides, traffic fatalities, […]