September is Suicide Prevention Month. Seubert & Associates, Inc., in collaboration with our friends at the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) are asking the construction industry to Stand Down on Wednesday, September 13th at noon to support suicide prevention.
We ask everyone to take 5 minutes during your Toolbox Talks to start the conversation around suicide prevention and resources. Together, we can remove the stigma around mental health and support one another.
If you need resources to support your talk, the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention has a ton of amazing resources that are free and ready to use.
Not sure where to start? Here is a short list of resources to share with your construction teams:
- CIASP – Stand Up Tool Box Talks focused on “Safe – Training – Awareness – Normalizing – Decreasing” the risks associated with suicide in construction
- 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline – If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the 988 lifeline network is free, confidential, and available 24/7 to text or call
- Crisis Text Line – Serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, confidential, 24/7 support via text, chat, or WhatsApp. Simply text HELLO to 741741