In 2020, a mission-driven group of volunteers from across the construction industry came together with one goal: to save lives. They collaborated to launch the inaugural Construction Suicide Prevention Week — a week dedicated to raising awareness about the high number of suicides in the industry, and to provide resources to help prevent those deaths.
Every year, during September — National Suicide Prevention Month — the construction industry dedicates a week to raising awareness about the unique challenges workers face in construction, how it can lead to suicide, and what we can do to prevent it. Together, we can save lives.
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2023 cspw PLANNING COMMITTEE
Patrick Bainbridge, Kansas City VA Medical Center
Braden Beal, IMA
Phyllis Blackwelder, AFSP-Missouri Chapter
Angela Cloud, McCownGordon Construction
Angela Crawford, The Builders, a chapter of the AGC
Kari English, Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City
Dave Ezell, Mark One Electric
Jeff Gamble, Clarkson Construction Company
Andrew Good, Master Builders Solutions
Karena Lorek, DOL-OSHA Kansas City Area Office
Barb Mares, Greater Kansas American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Chapter
Mandy McIntyre, Level Up Consultants
Elizabeth Morales, DOL-OSHA Kansas City Area Office
Kimberly Robinson, DOL-OSHA Kansas City Area Office
Tom Ruzicka, Delta Innovative Services
Izzy Wahlert, Construction Suicide Prevention Week Project Manager
Anne Wright, JE Dunn Construction Company
Kathy Zents, Safety & Health Council of Western MO & KS
Eric Zuhlke, Google