Resources for Mental Health
The United States is witnessing a growing and alarming concern surrounding suicide and mental health within the construction industry. While this industry is essential to the nation's infrastructure and economic growth, it has long struggled with unique challenges that contribute to a significant mental health crisis among its workforce. Factors such as physically demanding labor, job insecurity, financial pressures, and a traditionally macho culture that stigmatizes seeking help have created a perfect storm for mental health issues to fester. As construction professionals face these challenges, there is a pressing need for increased awareness, access to mental health resources, and a shift in industry culture to prioritize the well-being of its workers. The rising concern of suicide and mental health in the construction industry highlights the urgent necessity for comprehensive support systems and initiatives to address the emotional and psychological needs of those who build our nation's infrastructure.
Below are some links to resources to help you understand this issue, give help, and find help.
Understanding the issue: https://preventconstructionsuicide.com/
An article from Pro Remodeler Magazine July-Aug 2023: https://mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=796578&p=27
A research/toolkit: See Research Toolkit
Resources for Mental Health Help: