Suicide Prevention Pledge - Association

    This is to certify that my association 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 model for suicide prevention to our contractor members and connect them with the resources necessary to adopt these principles:

    Safe: Creating a safe culture where employees feel safe to ask for help if they are having suicidal thoughts or if they are concerned that their co-workers are 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 through such organizational activities as safety meetings, toolbox talks, company meetings, newsletters, and social media to share the message of suicide prevention.

    Normalizing: 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 association, we are committed to making an impact in the construction industry by promoting the need for contractors to STAND up for Suicide Prevention.