Suicide Prevention Resources

The construction industry has one of the highest suicide rates of any industry. In 2020, the rate of suicide among workers in general industry was 9.5 per 100,000. In construction, the rate was 45 per 100,000, almost five times higher. Approximately 5,000 construction workers die by suicide each year. As a partner in the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP), the LHSFNA is committed to reducing the number of suicides in construction and helping LIUNA members get the help they need.

LHSFNA Resources

Lifelines

The Fund has many Lifelines articles related to suicide prevention and supporting mental health. A selection of them are below. View more articles like these on our Mental & Emotional Health topic page.

Creating Awareness Around Mental Health in the Construction Industry

There Is No Shame in Seeking Help for Depression

We Can All Be Heroes for Mental Health

How to Support Someone After a Loss by Suicide

Publications

LIUNA signatory contractors and other LIUNA affiliates can sign up for access to order the following Fund publications on suicide prevention and mental health:

Suicide Prevention Lifeline Wallet Card

What Is Depression? Health Alert

Three suicide prevention posters:

Fund YouTube Videos

Resources from the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention

The LHSFNA is a proud stakeholder in the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP). CIASP offers many documents and resources construction contractors can use to assist in suicide prevention efforts on their jobsites.

STAND toolbox talks: Breaks down suicide prevention best practices into a series of short toolbox talks to engage workers:

  • Safe – Mental Health & Suicide Prevention as a Safety Priority
  • Train – How to Talk to Someone at Risk of Suicide
  • Awareness – The Risk of Suicide in Construction
  • Normalize – How to Talk About Mental Health and Suicide
  • Decrease – Changing the Statistics of Suicide in Construction