In the construction industry, mental health awareness and suicide prevention are just as important as any other jobsite safety issue. In order to break these current trends, it is important to build awareness and overcome the stigma of mental illness.
Join Marsh & McLennan Agency for a two part webcast series with industry experts to help raise awareness and provide resources around the topic of mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention in the construction industry.
In case you are not aware, there have been some very alarming trends in the construction industry as it relates to mental health and suicide in recent years:
• Did you know there are over 41,000 suicides in the US each year?
• Did you know that construction has a suicide rate that is FOUR times higher than the national average?
• Did you know that the construction suicide rate is FIVE times greater than that of all other construction fatalities combined?
• Every day there are approximately THREE fatal accidents on construction jobsites, but behind the scenes there are an additional FIFTEEN suicides among construction workers – every day.
NOTE: These sessions are offered in WEBCAST format. Accessible via computer audio ONLY (no dial-in number).