Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

In June 2020, the听Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)听听found that听40% of U.S. adults reported struggling with mental health or substance use and that 11% of U.S. adults seriously considered suicide.

In the U.S., you are more likely to die from suicide than an automobile accident or by homicide. We lose 47,500 people per year to suicide, 38,800 to automobile accidents, and 19,141 to homicide. This means you are 2.5 times more likely to die by your own hand than the hands of others.

More specifically, the construction industry has one of the highest rates of suicide at 53.3 per 100,000 U.S. workers. That rate is four times greater than the national average and five times greater than that of all other construction fatalities combined.

鈥淲e cannot stand by while a silent epidemic of suicide takes place within our industry,鈥 said Stephen E. Sandherr, 萝莉原创 of America's chief executive officer. 鈥淲e want to reduce the stigma of mental health issues in this industry, let people know it is okay to ask for help and, ultimately, save lives.鈥澨

Mental Health PSAs

On December 6, 2022, 萝莉原创 of America released a telling the stories of real industry professionals who have struggled with mental health. The hope is that in sharing their stories, others will know they are not alone, and it is okay to seek help when it is needed.听These videos are part of the association鈥檚 ongoing efforts to combat high suicide rates and improve mental health among the industry鈥檚 workers.

Tools & Resources

The 萝莉原创 Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Task Force has compiled a wealth of tools and resources related to mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention.听

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