Making Suicide Prevention a Health and Safety Priority

Prevention Resources

“Upstream suicide prevention” is about building strategies that prevent the suicide crisis from happening in the first place.

 

“Mid-stream suicide prevention” is about early identification and referral to prevent distress from escalating to suicidal despair.

 

Construction Industry Blueprint for Suicide Prevention:

In the construction industry, suicide prevention and mental health promotion is the new frontier for safety. In order for suicide prevention to be successful, a comprehensive and sustained approach is needed. In the Construction Industry Blueprint for Suicide Prevention, several resources are listed.

 

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10 Questions Leaders Must Ask Themselves

10 Action Steps Companies Can Take to Save Lives

 

10 Questions Leaders Must Ask Themselves10 Actions Steps Companies Can Take to Save Lives

 

 

To get started, here are 10 Questions Leaders Must Ask Themselves and 10 Action Steps Companies Can Take to Save Lives

 

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This digital campaign reaches men who are often missed by traditional mental health messages. A fake therapist – Dr. Rich Mahogany – is manning up mental health and encouraging men to take his 20-point head-inspection. This screening tool gives men feedback on their levels of depression, anxiety, substance misuse and anger and directs them to appropriate resources.

Man Therapy

Using humor to engage men in mental health: www.ManTherapy.org

 

Working Minds Program

A collaborative partnership in workplace suicide prevention: www.WorkingMinds.org

 

This program offers companies customized strategies for workplace suicide prevention including leadership engagement, policy review, culturally-relevant training, and communication strategies.

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention has identified additional resources:

 

 

Workplace Response

Screening for Mental Health program for workplaces:

 

 

 

We have learned much from our partners Down Under.

OZHELP

Website: https://ozhelp.org.au/

 

 

One Life

Workplace Support: http://www.onelifewa.com.au/workplace-support/

 

 

Construction Financial Management Association

 

Webpage: http://www.cfma.org/news/content.cfm?ItemNumber=4570&navItemNumber=4639

 

 

CFMA has established the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention, with the goal of providing and disseminating information and resources for suicide prevention and mental health promotion in construction.

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