A critical conversation…
- Oregon is a top 10 state for suicide
- The construction industry is #2 in suicide deaths per 100,000 employees, and #1 for number of employee deaths by suicide
- More than 43,000 suicides occur anually, exceeding the number of deaths due to car accidents
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death among men aged 25–54
- The mortality rate for white males, aged 45–54 is increasing, especially among those without a college education—a statistic contributed to by this growing suicide trend
- The economic impact of suicide exceeds $44 billion annually
…please help get it started.
As an industry, the construction community has the opportunity to bring the recognition of mental illness and suicide risk out into the open. Recognizing the signs, having resources for assistance available, and removing the stigma associated with mental illness are important steps we can all participate in.
Join the Portland CFMA Chapter for an inaugural Suicide Prevention Summit as we join together to learn more about this subject, identify some key steps and best practices that we can implement in our own companies, and work together to formulate ideas to spread the word across the state and beyond. Be a participant in the solution of this critical issue!
Wednesday, November 16
7:30 am: Registration
8:00 am–12:00 pm: Program
Networking – Local resources available with additional information on services
The Oregon Zoo, Skyline Room
4001 SW Canyon Road Portland Oregon 97221
Thanks to generous sponsorships, there is no cost to participate, but registration is required.
- More on the Construction Financial Management Association
- More about the keynote speaker, Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas
- Suicide Rates by Occupational Group study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention state fact sheets
- Construction Dive two-part series