Suicide and Substance Abuse Prevention Program



BACKGROUND

Did you know the construction industry has the second highest rate of suicide in the United States at 53.3 per 100,000 workers according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC)?

Uncertainties at work and at home by the  COVID-19 pandemic, compounded by building material availability, are leading causes of suicide and substance abuse across the entire contruction sector.  The SPFA Board has contracted with CSDZ to develop this webpage containing resources dedicated to prevention of suicide and substance abuse.  


SPFA WEBINAR: "Shining Light on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention"
 
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SPFA is sponsoring a free public webinar delivered by Cal Beyer of CSDZ, an expert on the topic of worker suicide prevention.   Cal will deliver a 1-hour live webinar entitled "Shining Light on Mental Health & Suicide Prevention" on November 18th from 1:00 to 2:00 PM ET.  This webinar will be live and recorded for later viewing.   This webinar and recording is free of charge to the public. 
 
 
RELATED ASSOCIATIONS
 
Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP).  This organization provides a wide range of information and resources on the topic of suicide prevention in the construction industry.  Consider supporting CIASP and taking the STAND pledge.  



 
SafeBuild Alliance.  This nonprofit organization promotes the transformation of workplace cultures to achieve an incident-free construction industry.  They offer numrouse resources on the topic of worker wellbeing HERE.

 

RECENT ARTICLES and PRESENTATIONS
 

RESOURCES

 
NATIONAL HOTLINES
 
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Text Line Sustance Abuse and Mental Health
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This is a free and confidential resource that connects individuals with skilled, trained counselors 24/7. (United States)

Call 1-800-273-TALK
(1-800-273-8255)

Use the online Lifeline Crisis Chat

Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.   Find HELP with the Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance use/addiction and/or mental health problems.
  
 
 
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