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Suicide Serious Issue for Construction Industry
brought on could certainly all be contributing factors to an increase in suicides.
One definite area of concern is a
documented increase in opioid overdoses
and deaths, which is one area of correlation
with suicides. Another concern has been
access to addiction recovery programs with
the lack of in-person options available.
The CIASP immediately created a
COVID-19-specific resources page on our
website to equip employers with tools and
resources to address the mental health,
suicide and substance abuse concerns,
and impacts of the pandemic with their
workforce. We continue to update this as
new material becomes available.

far and encourage those who are able to donate so that we can continue to reach our
entire industry with quality, free resources
to remove any cost barrier to adopting a
suicide prevention program.

UC: Are there indications
the association's efforts are
achieving positive results?
MW: Numbers are hard to track because
the reporting around suicides is tricky.
However, there are signs that we are making progress. We continue to add stakeholders - companies and organizations
who have taken the pledge to stand up for
suicide prevention. We get new registrants
consistently taking the LivingWorks
UC: How are CIASP programs
training. The industry is definitely starting
financed?
to get the message and we are being asked
now to provide articles and presentations,
MW:We are completely financed by
whereas at the beginning, we were having
generous donations from contractors,
unions, associations and individuals. Some to hunt down opportunities. So, although
we have a long way to go, I believe we have
associations have made us the recipient of
made tremendous headway in the less than
their fundraising events. We are thankful
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five years that we've been working on this.
for the financial
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UC: What are the next steps
for CIASP?
MW: We continue to work on creating
impactful resources for contractors to use
to get the message out to their employees.
Social media is also a focus right now - with
no in-person events and conferences to
share the message at, it is an important tool
to build awareness and share resources.
Some of our leadership is involved at the
national level with OSHA and ACCSH, and
we look forward to when mental health and
suicide prevention are considered safety
topics by those types of regulatory agencies.
UC: Closing comments?
MW: Thank you for being a part of the
solution by sharing the message on the
importance of addressing suicide in
construction. I would encourage anyone
reading this to go to our website and take
the pledge to STAND Up for suicide prevention, access the resources, sign up for
the training and, if able, make a donation
to help fund our efforts. *


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