Suicide Prevention Pledge - Project Owner

    This is to certify that my company will adopt and commit to the principles to STAND up for Suicide Prevention in Construction on our project sites. We are signing this charter and pledging to promote the STAND principles to the contractors who construct our projects and other construction partners:

    Safe: We pledge to create a safe culture on our project sites in which contractor 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 make suicide prevention training available to all employees on our project sites 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 project activities as safety meetings, toolbox talks, company meetings, newsletters, and social media posts..

    Normalizing: We pledge to normalize the topic of suicide prevention as a health and safety priority by talking about suicide, suicide prevention, and mental health on our projects and encouraging our contractors to do the same with their employees.

    Decrease: We pledge to help decrease the risk of suicide in construction by encouraging the contractors on our projects 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 a project owner, we are committed to this STAND model for Suicide Prevention and will use it to impact those building our projects and share it with others in the industry.