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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Two Myths and a Truth
Recovering from National Trauma
In order to address the issue of suicide, we need to dispel two common myths.
Myth: a person talking about ending their life isn’t serious, or they’re just trying to get attention.
If someone is talking in that matter, they are thinking of ending their life, and they should be taken very seriously.
Myth: once a person has decided to end their life, nothing can be done.
Any individual who is aware of the warning signs of a suicide can intercede before action is taken…