“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.
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
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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.
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.