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Suicide Prevention Resources

Suicide rates have risen dramatically in recent years in the U.S. There are roughly 123 suicides per day or 1 death every 12 minutes.[1] In the construction industry, suicide is now a leading cause of death. 

There is not a simple answer to why this increase has occurred – particularly among construction workers. However, just as we develop and identify resources to help construction workers and employers prevent visible injuries and illnesses, we are also committed to preventing those that may be less visible but equally as important to the safety, health, and well-being of the construction workforce.

There are a growing number of resources available to help organizations and individuals understand the issue, start a conversation, and play a role in supporting friends, co-workers and family members. This online resource is intended to help construction employers, unions and workers quickly find information on suicide prevention. 

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEEDS IMMEDIATE HELP, PLEASE CONTACT THE:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline -- 
a free and confidential resource that connects individuals with skilled, trained counselors 24/7. (United States)

Call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Use the online Lifeline Crisis Chat

 

Resources to start a conversation:

Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention is “dedicated to changing the statistics by educating and equipping organizations, industry service providers and construction professionals to STAND Up for suicide prevention and address it as a health and safety priority.”

The Associated General Contractors of Missouri (AGCMO) – Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry - #youarenotalone

Suicide Prevention Resource Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and “devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention."  

  • Resources and Programs – includes resources such as programs, toolkits,and fact sheets that can be used to develop a suicide prevention plan. 
  • Trainings on “how to apply a strategic planning approach to your suicide prevention efforts.”
  • State Activities information on state-level “suicide prevention programs, grants, contacts, and legislation.”

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention by working with more than 250 national public and private partners aimed at reducing the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025. It has three priorities areas: 

Safe Build Alliance - Mental Health & Suicide Prevention connects users to resources that are specific to Oregon as well as other resources on suicide prevention.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.”

NIOSH – Suicide and Occupation topic page

CDC – Suicide Prevention topic page

International Programs

Opioids and Suicide Research

Not finding what you need to understand the issue or start a conversation within your organization on suicide prevention?  Click Here to anonymously let us know what other information is needed. We’ll work with our industry and government partners to find resources that may help and add them to this site. [Note: when you click on the link, another window will open with a text box where you can describe the other information you were looking for that you could not find on this site.]

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEEDS IMMEDIATE HELP, PLEASE CONTACT THE:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline -- 
a free and confidential resource that connects individuals with skilled, trained counselors 24/7. (United States)

Call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Use the online Lifeline Crisis Chat

 


[1] SafeBuild Alliance. Mental Health & Suicide Prevention. http://safebuildalliance.com/resources/mental-health-suicide-prevention (accessed September 2019)