Construction Group Launches New Effort to Combat High Suicide Rates
The Associated General Contractors of America is launching a new effort to combat high suicide rates and improve mental health among the industry’s workers, the trade group announced on Thursday, September 15. The new effort, which the association is launching as part of its support for suicide prevention month, is designed to address the high rate of suicide among construction workers.
“We cannot stand by while a silent epidemic of suicide takes place within our industry,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. “We want to reduce the stigma of mental health issues in this industry, let people know it is okay to ask for help and, ultimately, save lives.”