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Suicide Prevention Resources:

The Lifeline and 988

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022. Click HERE to learn more.

If you are in crisis or know someone who is, here are two options for IMMEDIATE, CONFIDENTIAL HELP
-- available 24/7 and staffed by trained professionals.
Suicide is a critical issue in our communities. Suicide rates are climbing -- and in the A/E/C (architecture/engineering/construction) industry, we lose people -- fathers, mothers, sons and daughters -- to suicide at six times the national average. Many things feed this epidemic and, while no one program or tool will eliminate suicide, putting resources and support in the right places, upstream, can help make a difference.

We encourage all firms to have their employees put both the Suicide Prevention Hotline (800-273-TALK) and the Crisis Text Line (text "hello" to 741741) in their phones.

These lines of support are not solely intended to help people struggling with thoughts of self-harm, but also for those who care about them, and for people who are struggling and want help before considering self-harm.

Below are some resources for contractors to use in the fight to end suicide.

Mental Health & Suicide-Prevention Resources  -  Mental-health, suicide-prevention, addiction recovery, crisis intervention, domestic abuse, veterans' and other resources - click HERE.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
clickHERE  -  A lighthearted look at mental health, offering individuals a way to look into their mental health without stigma or the need to be vulnerable in front of others  -  click HERE.

Toolbox Talks
Suicide Prevention in the Workplace: Blueprint or Roadmap? -  click HERE.
Mental-Health and Suicide-Prevention Toolkit-  click HERE.
Mental Health and Workplace Safety  -  click HERE.
Mental Health and Suicide-Prevention Resources  -  click HERE.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline   -  click HERE.

Jobsite Posters
A suite of jobsite suicide-awareness posters that can be printed for your workplaces - click HERE.

Blog Series
5 of 5 -- The Invisible Construction Crisis: Removing Our Emotional Masks -clickHERE

4 of 5 – The Invisible Construction Crisis: Pledge to STAND-Up for Suicide Prevention - click HERE 

3 of 5 –The Invisible Construction Crisis: Strategies to Address Mental Wellbeing - click HERE 

2 of 5 –The Invisible Construction Crisis: Why Focus on Construction Workforce Risk? - click HERE 

1 of 5 -- Mental Health — The Invisible Crisis in Construction – written by President of CSDZ Jerry Ouimet  - click HERE  

Domestic Violence Resources to Promote Wellbeing Among Workers -
​click HERE


Mental Wellbeing Resources for Veterans and Caregivers - click HERE

Risk of Relapse for Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders During and After COVID-19 - click HERE

Mental Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention Resources for Employees and Families - click HERE

Mental Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention Resources for Employers - click HERE

Toolbox Talk on Self-Care Practices - click HERE

Constructor Magazine
Article on suicide prevention and the need for mental-health support
in the construction industry  -  click HERE.

Construction Industry BluePrint
A look at suicide prevention in the workplace  -  click HERE.

Additional Resources
There are countless other resources available on the CFMA website related to prevention of suicide in our industry  -  click HERE.

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