Mental Health in Construction

Mental Health in Construction


Understanding the issues related to mental health and suicide is a crucial step in preventing suicide, assisting those in crisis, and shifting the dialogue surrounding mental health and suicide.

Disturbing statistics reveal that the construction industry is one of the sectors most impacted by suicide. Our industry has the highest rate of prescription opioid use and a significant prevalence of alcohol and drug use. Recognizing the signs of mental health issues can make a difference in saving lives.

Here are some resources to educate yourself on how to save a life, support someone dealing with mental health challenges, and find support for yourself.

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Prevent Construction Suicide
www.preventconstructionsuicide.com/
Established by the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) in 2016 to shatter the stigma surrounding mental health issues, CIASP became a stand alone 501(c)(3) organization in 2018 to raise awareness about suicide prevention and provide resources and tools to create a zero suicide industry by uniting and supporting the construction community. 
 

 
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988 Lifeline
988lifeline.org/
The 988 Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
 

 
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Veterans Crisis Line
www.veteranscrisisline.net/
Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? You're not alone—the Veterans Crisis Line is here for you. You don't have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to call.
 

 
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US Dept. of Veterans Affairs / Mental Health Services
www.va.gov/health-care/health-needs-conditions/mental-health/
Find out how to access VA mental health services for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST), depression, grief, anxiety, and other needs. You can use some services even if you’re not enrolled in VA health care.
 

 
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Disruption Response and Recovery
r3c.com/our-services/disruption-response-and-recovery/
Empowering leaders to support employee behavioral health and well-being in times of crisis and workplace disruption. Making sure your employees are psychologically, cognitively, and physically safe is key to the success of your business.
 

 
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Center for Construction Research and Training
www.cpwr.com/research/research-to-practice-r2p/r2p-library/other-resources-for-stakeholders/...
CPWR conducts industry-driven research on existing and emerging hazards to better understand risks, analyze and interpret data, and find practical solutions and approaches to protect workers. The organization provides quality environmental and occupational safety and health training and resources to thousands of construction workers annually.
 

 
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Suicide is Preventable
www.suicideispreventable.org/
Know the Signs is part of the Take Action for Mental Health Campaign. To learn more, including how you can get involved, visittakeaction4mh.com. This campaign works to prepare more Californians to prevent suicide by increasing knowledge of warning signs, and how to offer help and local resources. It provides individuals who are going through tough times with resources, hope and reassurance that help is available.
 

 
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Suicide Prevention Resources
www.samhsa.gov/tribal-ttac/resources/suicide-prevention
Find organizations, articles, and other resources that American Indian and Alaska Native Communities can use to strengthen suicide prevention efforts.
 

 
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WellSpace Health - Suicide Prevention
www.wellspacehealth.org/services/behavioral-health-prevention/suicide-prevention
WellSpace Health has provided care and support to individuals and families throughout the Sacramento region since 1953. Their focus has always been to offer a full range of quality medical care, mental health and behavioral health services to underserved populations. Their people-first approach to healthcare means that patients are embraced by a “blanket of care” delivered with competence and compassion.
 

 
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues and need assistance, please call or text:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line 
text HOME to 741741

Veterans Crisis Line 
Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1
Or text 838255

988 Mental Health Hotline 
Call or Text 988

California Resources 
Call 211