September is Suicide Prevention Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the construction industry has the highest rate of suicide, as well as the highest number of suicides among all industries. This is a public health crisis, and ABC is committed to doing better for our workforce and their families.
In 2016, the Construction Financial Management Association established the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention. Now counting more than 75 industry organizations as members, including ABC, it is our goal to reduce suicide risk across the construction industry, equipping companies to better address mental health issues and promoting the safety and wellbeing of construction’s most important asset—our people.
For more information or to find help for someone at risk, please visit preventconstructionsuicide.com.