About Us

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.


If you are interested in serving on the national Construction Suicide Prevention Week Steering Committee, please review the responsibilities, then fill out the survey with your details.


Patrick Bainbridge, Kansas City VA Medical Center

Braden Beal, IMA​

Phyllis Blackwelder, AFSP-Missouri Chapter

Angela CloudMcCownGordon 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