The Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP) developed its “Needs Analysis & Implementation Tool” to help companies evaluate how they address mental health and suicide prevention in the construction workplace. The tool also helps identify how prepared they and their employees are to handle a mental health or suicide crisis.

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This tool is best utilized as a team with representatives from all facets of the organization. They key items to remember are:

  1. Suicide prevention should not be a separate program – it is most effective when integrated into multiple existing programs within the organization.

  2. Suicide prevention should not be on person’s responsibility – leadership should come from multiple sources. This not only ensures broad integration but more complete buy in.

  3. Doing something is better than doing nothing. Start with one action step and build on that!

The tool is made up of questions for self-evaluations a leadership team accompanied by some suggestions of action steps you can take to improve your preparedness. Click here to learn more and download.