Suicide Prevention Pledge - MH/Suicide Prevention

    This is to certify that my organization will support the work of the CIASP and aid in their efforts to help contractors STAND up for Suicide Prevention.  Our organization is signing this charter and pledging to support the development and deployment of resources to support the adoption of the STAND model for suicide prevention:

    Safe: Creating a safe culture where employees who are having suicidal thoughts or if they are concerned for their co-workers at risk of suicide.

    Training: Making suicide prevention training available to all employees so that they can recognize the warning signs and be equipped to help those at risk.

    Awareness: Raising awareness by sharing the message of suicide prevention through such organizational activities as safety meetings, toolbox talks, company meetings, newsletters, and social media.

    Normalize: Normalizing the topic of suicide prevention as a health and safety priority by talking about suicide, suicide prevention, and mental health.

    Decrease: Decreasing the risk of suicide in construction by helping to ensure access to and awareness of EAPs, behavioral health benefits, screening tools, community crisis support, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and Crisis Text Line.

    As an organization, we are committed to these STAND principles and will help the CIASP use it to impact the construction industry by helping contractors STAND up for Suicide Prevention.