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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UNDERSTANDING SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER (SAD)
APPLYING 2020’S LESSONS ON CHANGE TO MENTAL HEALTH
Does the weather affect your outlook on the day or your energy level? Does the amount of daylight or sunny days affect you? I don’t know about you, but I feel more energetic during a string of sunny days than I do during a string of cloudy, dreary days. Most of us are impacted only temporarily by the changes in daylight and sunlight. Approximately 1 to 2 percent of Americans and 2 to 3 percent of Canadians live with seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This also varies greatly based largely on geography. For instance, up to nearly 10 percent of the residents of Alaska live with seasonal affective disorder.