History

    The Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention was founded in 2016 to promote mental health wellness and to raise awareness about suicide prevention.

    Learn about our journey—from raising awareness to building a nonprofit organization to create a zero suicide industry.

    September 2019
    CIASP launches independent website.

    April 2019
    CIASP holds its second strategic planning meeting in Washington DC along with a meeting of task forces and a meeting with the Department of Labor and OSHA to explore opportunities to promote suicide prevention through federal programs.

    November 15, 2018
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention releases report with the construction and extraction industry named as being the most at-risk industry for suicide.

    September 25, 2018
    CIASP holds first strategic planning meeting in Washington DC.

    August 3, 2018
    CIASP becomes a nonprofit organization.

    June 2018
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports a 30 percent increase in suicides in half of states since 1999—nearly 45,000 lives lost to suicide in 2016.

    October 2016
    Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) forms the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention.

    July 2016
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study examines suicide risk by profession revealing “people who work in construction and extraction had the second-highest rate of suicide.”

    June 2016
    Construction Financial Management Association’s (CFMA) Annual Conference includes sessions on mental illness and suicide

    April 2016
    CFMA’s Valley of the Sun Chapter hosts first regional Suicide Prevention Summit

    November/December 2015
    CFMA publishesMental Illness & Suicide—Break the Silence & Create a Caring Culture” in CFMA Building Profits, written by Cal Beyer and Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas


    Find out how you can pledge to STAND up for suicide prevention or become a supporter.