Every year, during September — National Suicide Prevention Month — the construction industry dedicates a week to raising awareness about the high number of suicides in the industry, and to provide resources to help prevent those deaths.
The Construction Suicide Prevention Week initiative provides free resources to people in and around the construction industry to help them start conversations, hold stand-down events and share information with colleagues who may be struggling. The mission is to put more tools in the hands of the people who build our communities, but we need your help.
With over 7 million people employed in construction in the U.S. and far more worldwide, there are still more people who need access to the tools that could save a life and reverse the trend that has placed construction as an industry with one of the highest rates of death by suicide. If you have not done so already, please be sure to register your company’s participation at www.ConstructionSuicidePrevention.com to receive your OSHA-recognized certificate.
For additional resources, visit AGC’s Mental Health & Suicide Prevention webpage.