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
|Organization||Number to call|
|Suicide prevention||Suicide Prevention Lifeline||988|
|Mental health emergency|
Johnson County Kansas Mental Health Department
|Behavioral health emergency||Comprehensive Mental Health Services (Kansas City)||1-888-279-8188|
|Sexual assault or abuse|
Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)
|Abuse or neglect of children or vulnerable adults||Kansas Department for Children & Families||1-800-922-5330|
|Abuse or neglect of children||Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division||1-800-392-3738|
|Abuse or neglect of vulnerable adults|
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
National Domestic Violence Hotline
|Support for complex caregiving challenges||Caregiver Action Network||855-227-3640|
|Poisoning||Poison Control||1-800-222-1222 (Kansas)
|Substance abuse||Alcoholics Anonymous||816-471-7229
|Substance abuse||Cocaine Anonymous||800-347-8998|
|Substance abuse||Narcotics Anonymous||816-531-2250|
|Homelessness||City Union Mission||816-474-4599|
MORE INFORMATION FROM EXPERTS
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:
- Post-COVID-19 Strategies to Promote Mental Well-Being and Suicide Prevention
- How to Help Your Employees Cope with Stress During COVID-19
- Why Employee Assistance Programs Are Valuable During and After COVID-19
- How to improve your team’s access to health care during & after COVID-19
- How to Prevent Workplace Violence During and After COVID-19
- Risk of Relapse for Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders During and After COVID-19
Blogs from CSDZ, a construction risk management company:
- Mental Health — The Invisible Crisis in Construction – written by President of CSDZ Jerry Ouimet
- The Invisible Construction Crisis: Why Focus on Construction Workforce Risk?
- The Invisible Construction Crisis: Strategies to Address Mental Well-being
- The Invisible Construction Crisis: Pledge to STAND-Up for Suicide Prevention
- The Invisible Construction Crisis: Removing Our Emotional Masks
Mental well-being resources:
- Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry
- Domestic Violence Resources to Promote Well-being Among Workers
- Mental Well-being Resources for Veterans and Caregivers
- Mental Well-being and Suicide Prevention Resources for Employees and Families
- Mental Well-being and Suicide Prevention Resources for Employers