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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness. National Suicide Prevention Week is the Monday through Sunday surrounding World Suicide Prevention Day. It’s a time to share resources and stories, as well as promote suicide prevention awareness. World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10. It’s a time to remember those affected by suicide, to raise awareness, and to focus efforts on directing treatment to those who need it most. For more information, visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), construction occupations have the highest rate of suicide, as well as the highest number of suicides across all occupational groups. To combat these statistics, contractors, unions, associations, industry service providers and project owners must work together to STAND up for suicide prevention. We are excited to share the tools [zip file] that the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CISAP) have created to help you join us in sharing the STAND up for Suicide Prevention message.

This short video from the Construction Center of Excellence is one way to get the conversation started about suicide in construction and share resources among your workforce.

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