How to participate

To participate in Suicide Prevention Week, plan to dedicate time with your workers to raise awareness about suicide in construction and where to seek help. Use our library of resources to plan your activity. Fill out the form below with your plan, and participating companies will receive an OSHA-recognized, industry-endorsed certificate of participation and electronic badge.

Guide for employers

Planning activities for Suicide Prevention Week

Educate your workers about a deeply troubling public health concern. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and the numbers are disproportionately high for the construction industry. With death by suicide on the rise, we shouldn’t be afraid to talk about
it.

Leverage this How-To Guide to share life-saving information with your workforce.

Beginning of August: Order hard had stickers and silicone wristbands with the Suicide Prevention Lifeline information on them. Contact Morgan Morrison for more information.

Mid-August: Let employees know (through company newsletters, flyers or other means) when Suicide Prevention week takes place this year. Include a link to resources and information about any events or activities you want them to put on their calendars. Register your company’s participation using the form above. Here is a link to some sample language to send in an email or newsletter to your employees.

Sept. 6-10 (Suicide Prevention Week): Set aside 20-30 minutes per day, per job site to share resources or participate in an activity. See below for topics and resources for sharing information about the topic.

Share resources on your social media channels, along with photography of your company’s participation in Suicide Prevention Week. This is an important part of breaking down the stigma around the topic.

After Sept. 10: Keep the conversation going. Use the resources available on this site to keep the conversation going year-round. Make sure employees know mental health is just as great a priority as physical health, and educate them on how to keep their mind well, right alongside
keeping their bodies well.