Suicide Prevention Pledge - Industry

    This is to certify that my organization will adopt and commit to the principles to STAND up for Suicide Prevention in Construction.  We are signing this charter and pledging to promote the STAND principles to our contractor clients and connect them with the resources necessary to adopt these principles:

    Safe: We pledge to encourage our contractor clients to create a safe culture in which their employees feel safe asking for help if they have suicidal thoughts or if they are concerned that their co-workers may be at risk of suicide.

    Training: We pledge to encourage our contractor clients to make suicide prevention training available to all of their employees so that they can recognize the warning signs and be equipped to help those at risk.

    Awareness: We pledge to raise awareness by encouraging our contractor clients to share the message of suicide prevention through such organizational activities as safety meetings, toolbox talks, company 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 with our contractor clients and encouraging them to do the same with their employees.

    Decrease: We pledge to help decrease the risk of suicide in construction by encouraging our contractor clients to ensure that all of their employees have access to and awareness of their EAP, behavioral health benefits, screening tools, community crisis support, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and Crisis Text Line.

    As an organization, we are committed to making an impact in the construction industry by promoting the need for our contractor clients to STAND up for Suicide Prevention.