Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention

    According to the Centers for Disease Prevention, construction occupations have the highest rate of suicide, as well as the highest number of suicides across all occupational groups. To combat these statistics, contractors, unions, associations, industry service providers and project owners must work together to STAND up for suicide prevention.

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    The Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP) is raising awareness about the risk of suicide within the construction industry and providing suicide prevention resources and tools to create a zero-suicide industry. Visit the Get Informed and Resources tabs to learn more and take steps to StandUp for suicide prevention.


    Announcing Online Training Opportunity

    As many people struggle with stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 crisis, suicide prevention skills are more needed than ever. At the same time, many in the suicide prevention field—from charities to community workshop trainers—are struggling financially.

    The Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention and LivingWorks are here to help. Here’s what we’re doing in these challenging times; through December 31, 2020, we are offering the 60-90-minute LivingWorks Start online suicide prevention training at no cost to you. Take the STAND Up pledge to participate in the complimentary training. For more information on LivingWorks Start training and to sign up please visit our Training page.

    Suicide Is a Workforce Issue

    With the current workforce shortage as one of the construction industry's top concerns, find out how you can help your employees by raising awareness about the importance of mental health and make suicide prevention part of your company culture. If you are just learning about the critical need to address suicide prevention in construction, the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP) has tools and resources to help integrate suicide prevention into your company’s culture as a safety and health priority. If you’re ready to take the next step, pledge to STAND up for suicide prevention.

    STAND Up for Suicide Prevention

    More construction workers die by suicide each day than by all other workplace-related fatalities combined. Now is the time for the industry to STAND up for suicide prevention and address it as a health and safety priority by creating safe cultures, providing training to identify and help those at risk, raising awareness about the suicide crisis in construction, normalizing conversations around suicide and mental health and ultimately decreasing the risks associated with suicide in construction. Join the movement.

    Did you know?

    The suicide rate in construction occupations is 49.4/100,000 – that is nearly 4 times greater than the national average and 5 times greater than that of all other construction fatalities combined.

    • The suicide rate in working age adults has increased 40% in less than 2 decades

    • All levels of the construction workforce are at increased risk of suicide – from laborers to skilled trades to management

    • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death overall in the US, 2nd leading cause of death in those under the age of 34 and 4th leading cause of death in those 35 – 54