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.
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.
Meet 988, the New National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
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
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
Understanding Mental Health: Supporting Workers and Stopping Stigma
Suicide Prevention: Awareness, Stopping Stigma and Getting Help
Three suicide prevention posters:
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 break down suicide prevention best practices into a series of short toolbox talks to engage workers. The toolbox talks below have been co-branded with the LHSFNA’s logo. You can add your organization’s logo here.