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  • May 22, 2019
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  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month
    Updated On: May 06, 2019

    In a 2016 report, the CDC found that construction has the second highest rate of suicide for any industry. Factors that contribute to high rates of suicide in construction include: Male dominated industry; Higher rates of drug and alcohol abuse, including prescription opioid use; Shift work or non-traditional hours, leading to sleep disruption; Time away from families.

    Relationship and financial stress; Chronic pain from hard, physical labor; Access to lethal means; Mental health concerns that go unchecked, often due to stigma or a tough guy/girl culture. Read more about how to change the conversation here.



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