HOPE – Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry

Suicide is a serious problem in the construction industry. Construction has the second highest rate of suicides among all occupations. It is a high stress job that has high rates of alcohol and drug use, as well as a “tough guy” culture.


PARIC is committed to offering our team members the necessary tools and resources to help save lives. Mental health needs to be a part of the safety conversation.


PARIC Employee Assistance Program:

H&H Health Associates, Inc.
314.845.8302 / 800.832.8302



OrganizationNumber to call
Suicide preventionSuicide Prevention Lifeline988
Mental health emergency
Johnson County Kansas Mental Health Department
Behavioral health emergencyComprehensive Mental Health Services (Kansas City)1-888-279-8188
Sexual assault or abuse
Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)
816-531-0233 (Kansas)
913-642-0233 (Missouri)
Abuse or neglect of children or vulnerable adultsKansas Department for Children & Families1-800-922-5330
Abuse or neglect of childrenMissouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division1-800-392-3738
Abuse or neglect of vulnerable adults
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
Domestic violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Support for complex caregiving challengesCaregiver Action Network855-227-3640
PoisoningPoison Control1-800-222-1222 (Kansas)
1-888-268-4195 (Missouri)
Substance abuseAlcoholics Anonymous816-471-7229
816-373-8566 (teen)
Substance abuseCocaine Anonymous800-347-8998
Substance abuseNarcotics Anonymous816-531-2250
HomelessnessCity Union Mission816-474-4599



AGCMO is working collaboratively with other supporting parties throughout OSHA Region 7 to provide mental health resources and Construction Suicide Prevention Campaign materials. Learn more here.

The web is full of additional resources from experts. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best articles and blogs on the topic of mental health and suicide prevention.

The coronavirus and mental health:

Blogs from CSDZ, a construction risk management company:

Mental well-being resources: