According to the Centers for Disease Prevention, construction occupations have the highest rate of suicide, as well as the highest number of suicides across all occupational groups. To combat these sobering statistics, contractors, unions, associations, industry service providers and project owners must work together to STAND up for suicide prevention.
The Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP) is raising awareness about the risk of suicide within the construction industry by providing suicide prevention resources and tools to create a zero-suicide industry. Visit CIASP’s COVID-19 Resources page for information to help you protect your employees’ mental health.
Pledge to STAND up: Create Safe cultures, provide Training to identify and help those at risk, raise Awareness about the suicide crisis in construction, Normalize conversations around suicide and mental health, and Decrease the risks of suicide in construction.