ABC Member Resources:
Information from Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP)
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 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 and providing suicide prevention resources and tools to create a zero-suicide industry. Visit their website.
Where do you begin?
The analysis and integration checklist walks you through a series of questions to help evaluate your company’s suicide preparedness.
Then, the three-level document provides clear and simple steps to help your company address suicide prevention:
These resources will help you dig deeper—disseminate bold messages about the company’s priorities for mental health wellness and suicide prevention, arm the workforce with the knowledge to recognize warning signs, cultivate internal champions, create supportive networks and clear up misconceptions. For other related tools, visit their integration resource page.
Hold a Toolbox Talk (following CDC physical distancing guidelines) on Mental Wellbeing from the options available from the CSDZ:
Other Resources from CSDZ: