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The Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention recently announced April summits in Southern California and Western Michigan to help provide resources and disseminate information on suicide prevention and mental health awareness in the construction industry. In addition, the CFMA-led alliance held a webinar Feb. 28 titled “Uniting the Construction Industry behind Suicide Prevention,” which is available on-demand for free for ABC members.

CFMA Inland Empire, Orange County and San Diego Chapters’ Suicide Prevention Summit will be held April 20 in Corona, Calif. 
CFMA Western Michigan Chapter’s Suicide Prevention Summit will be held April 25 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

ABC joined the alliance last fall to help provide resources and disseminate information on suicide prevention and mental health awareness in the construction industry. Last year the Center for Disease Control found that construction is one of the most at-risk industries for suicide, with 1,324 of the 12,300 suicides (10.8 percent) studied occurring among individuals who worked in the construction or extraction industries. To fight this epidemic, ABC is encouraging member firms to include employee mental health in their safety programs.

Additional resources that address suicide prevention and mental health promotion in the construction industry are available on the alliance’s websites.

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