The workplace is a critical place for changing how our country addresses mental health. NASBP's goal is to continue to help the construction industry become a leader in the area of suicide prevention, and that’s why NASBP is supporting the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
Suicide: It’s not an easy topic, but getting the conversation started is critical. The process starts with bold leadership—leaders who are willing to admit “this matters to the well-being of our company and the families of our employees.” Strong, strategic leaders integrate suicide prevention and mental health promotion into their existing safety culture, so that it is not just a one-off training or awareness campaign, but something that routinely is addressed in many different settings.
Read A Call for Help to learn more about how one company got that conversation started.
Contractors have many resources available to create a work culture to support their employees' mental health issues including the resources at CFMA’s webpage.
This Pipeline article is one of a series of NASBP articles on suicide prevention in the construction industry.
NASBP is a member of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention and committed to promote awareness of mental health and suicide prevention in the construction industry. NASBP, CFMA and other stakeholders in construction are participating in an industry-wide movement to help everyone better understand how to prevent suicide among the construction industry’s workforce and to improve the mental health of its employees.