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Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry

Suicides by men and women in the construction industry outpace all other industries in the United States. We can change these statistics. Please use these resources to get help and education for yourself and your team.


September is Suicide Prevention Month.

Get ideas for action from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center – and the resources on this page.

 


GET HELP NOW IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE OR EXPERIENCING A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS.

Dial 988 for immediate help.

If you are thinking about suicide:

Call or text 988 to reach the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, 988Lifeline.org, or get support via chat at 988Lifeline.org/Chat.

Llama al 1-888-628-9454 por ayuda en espaƱol.

Si estás pensando en suicidarte:

Llama al número 1-888-628-9454 por la línea de prevención del suicidio y crisis, 988Lifeline.org.

Veterans in crisis: dial 988 & press 1.

If you're a military veteran & you're thinking about suicide:

Choose one of these options to get confidential support from the Veterans Crisis Line, VeteransCrisisLine.net:

Text 741741 for any mental health issues.

Get help for any mental health crisis:

Text 741741 to connect with a counselor in less than 5 minutes at the Crisis Text Line, CrisisTextLine.org, to get help related to:

  • Anxiety
  • Coronavirus
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gun Violence
  • Suicide

 


PROVIDE HELP TO OTHERS IN CRISIS.

Suicide is preventable if you know the signs.

You can help prevent suicide.

Pain isn’t always obvious, but most people thinking about suicide show signs that something is wrong – in conversation, in their actions, on social media, in their job performance.

Visit SuicideIsPreventable.org to learn the signs. If you see any of these warning signs – especially if it's new, has increased, or seems related to a painful event, loss, or change – speak up.

Get real about suicide.

Learn. Act. Make a difference.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. Visit their website to read real stories, learn the facts about suicide, join a local chapter, or discover how to be an advocate in your community.

 


EDUCATION & EVENTS

Man Therapy: You Can't Fix Your Mental Health with Duct Tape

CFMA Webinar
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
3:00 - 4:15 pm ET

 


MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS & SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOURCES FOR YOUR COMPANY

Shining Light on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

In this Women of Asphalt Conversation to Lead & Inspire (3/2022), Cal Beyer and Vince Hafeli discuss how to break the stigma of mental health and suicide in the asphalt industry, sharing resources of what leadership can do to support their employees and keep them safe both on and off the job. Learn from industry experts how to navigate through these complex issues.

Watch the recording | Download the slides

Watch the 8/2022 Spectrum News report, "Bay area man on mission to curb high suicide rates in construction," featuring Ajax Paving Industries of Florida President Vince Hafeli.