|STAND Up for Suicide Prevention
There are approximately three jobsite fatalities in construction every day and an estimated 10 to 12 suicides among construction workers. In the construction industry, mental health awareness and suicide prevention are just as important as job safety issues.
Now is the time for the industry to STAND up for suicide prevention and address it as a health and safety priority by creating safe cultures, providing training to identify and help those at risk, raising awareness about the suicide crisis in construction, normalizing conversations around suicide and mental health, and ultimately decreasing the risks associated with suicide in construction.
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Contractors, unions, industry associations, industry service providers and project owners must work together. Pledge to STAND up for suicide prevention. Promote the principles outlined in the pledge. Connect your people with the resources so they know how to safely ask the right questions and get the right help.