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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A suicide loss is so unlike any other. It’s difficult to know how to react when dealing with suicide. And it can be even more difficult knowing what to say when someone we know loses someone to suicide.
During many of my presentations, I ask the audience to consider the impact of a suicide death. I ask them to raise their hands if they have been touched by suicide, and the typical response in every group is that nearly 100 percent of the hands go up. Unfortunately, many of us in the construction industry have been touched by suicide.