According to the Centers for Disease Prevention, the construction industry has the highest rate of suicide of any industry.
We can work together to proactively address the early warning signs of suicide in the construction industry. Just as companies have realized they can help reduce heart disease by encouraging exercise, they can also reduce suicide by promoting mental health and encouraging early identification and intervention. This training will educate and equip participants with tools to address mental health and suicide concerns within the construction workplace.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Veteran’s Crisis Line (call, chat, text): www.veteranscrisisline.net/
- Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741 www.crisistextline.org/
- United Way: Simply dial 2-1-1 or visit www.211.org
We invite you to take the Stand Up For Suicide Prevention pledge and join us in our efforts to create a safer, more supportive workplace for all team members. By taking this pledge, your company will commit to the principles set forth by the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
Safe: We pledge to create a culture in which team members feel safe to ask for help if they are having suicidal thoughts or if they are concerned that their fellow co-workers are at risk of suicide. This includes providing resources and support for those who may be struggling with mental health issues.
Training: We pledge to make suicide prevention training available to all team members so that they can recognize the warning signs and be equipped to help those at risk. Our goal is to ensure that everyone in the workplace understands the importance of mental health and is equipped to identify and address warning signs.
Awareness: We pledge to raise awareness by sharing the message of suicide prevention through such organizational activities as trainings, safety meetings, toolbox talks, team meetings, newsletters, and social media posts. We believe that by talking about suicide prevention and mental health, we can help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues and create a more supportive workplace culture.
Normalize: We pledge to normalize the topic of suicide prevention as a health and safety priority by talking about suicide, suicide prevention, and mental health. We want to create an environment where team members feel comfortable discussing mental health issues and seeking support when needed.
Decrease: We pledge to help decrease the risk of suicide in construction by ensuring that all team members have access to an awareness of our EAP/MAP, behavioral health benefits, screening tools, community crisis support, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and Crisis Text Line. We want to ensure that anyone who may be struggling with mental health issues knows that they are not alone and that help is available.
If you’re interested in taking the Stand Up For Suicide Prevention pledge, please visit preventconstructionsuicide.com. Additionally, if you have any questions or concerns related to mental health in the workplace, please reach out to us at email@example.com. We’re here to support you and help create a safer, more supportive workplace for all team members.