The suicide rate in construction is over four times greater than the rate in the general population. There are many unique factors that cause these high numbers, and it’s important contractors understand what they can do to help reduce this problem.
A Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Blog for the Construction Industry by Bob Swanson
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What Should I Say?
Recovering from National Trauma
“What should I say to someone who is struggling?” After a friend recently asked me that question, I reflected on a recent blog where I discussed the power of words. Words can be uplifting, but they can also be disheartening. Even saying nothing can convey a certain message. That led me to think about what I want and need to hear when I’m struggling. What do you want to hear from a family member or friend when you’re struggling or in anguish?
What do each of us really need to hear? I suspect we all need to hear that we’re loved and know our lives matter. The loneliness of the pandemic has stressed just how much we need each other as human beings. As our church returned to in person worship this Fall, attendees were asked what they missed the most, and the predominate statement was that we missed being together.