Suicide Prevention Pledge - Union

    As a union, we pledge to STAND Up for Suicide Prevention through the principles set forth by the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention.

    Safe: We pledge to create a culture in which members feel safe to ask for help if they are having suicidal thoughts or if they are concerned that their fellow brothers and sisters are at risk of suicide.

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

    Awareness: We pledge to raise awareness by sharing the message of suicide prevention through such union activities as apprenticeship trainings, safety meetings, toolbox talks, union meetings, newsletters, and social media posts.

    Normalize: We pledge to normalize the topic of suicide prevention as a health and safety priority by talking about suicide, suicide prevention, and mental health.

    Decrease: We pledge to help decrease the risk of suicide in construction by ensuring that all members have access to an awareness of our MAP, behavioral health benefits, screening tools, community crisis support, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and Crisis Text Line.

    As a union, we are committed to this model to STAND up for Suicide Prevention and will use it to impact our members and share it with others in the industry.