Mental Health Safety Resources for the Minnesota Construction Industry
Suicide Prevention Resources
In the construction industry, suicide is now a leading cause of death. Don’t ignore the signs – reach out, respond, connect, prevent suicide.
Resources to start a conversation:
- Hazard Alert: Preventing Suicide Prevention in Construction — English and Spanish
- Toolbox Talk: Suicide Prevention in Construction — English and Spanish
- Additional Resources from the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR)
- Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention – Prevent Construction Suicide
Get Help Now. If you or someone else is thinking about suicide call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free and confidential resource that connects individuals with trained counselors 24/7. Call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255). Text HELLO to 741741. Or CLICK HERE.
Mental Health Resources
- Workplace Mental Health Resources (ifebp.org). International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans. Podcasts and Blogs.
- Man Therapy. Working aged men (25-54 years old) account for the largest number of suicide deaths in the U.S. These men are also the least likely to receive any kind of support. They don’t talk about it with their friends. They don’t share with their family. And they sure as heck don’t seek professional treatment. They are the victims of problematic thinking that says mental health disorders are unmanly signs of weakness..