Resource Library

Use our library of resources to plan your activity for Construction Suicide Prevention Week. Don’t forget to register your company’s participation to receive an OSHA-recognized, industry-endorsed certificate and electronic badge.

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Who to call in crisis

Organization
Suicide prevention
Mental health emergency
Behavioral health emergency
Sexual assault or abuse
Abuse or neglect of children or vulnerable adults
Abuse or neglect of children
Abuse or neglect of vulnerable adults
Domestic violence
Support for complex caregiving challenges
Poisoning
Poison Control
Substance abuse
Alcoholics Anonymous
Substance abuse
Cocaine Anonymous
Substance abuse
Narcotics Anonymous
Homelessness
Number to call
Suicide prevention
988
(1-800-273-TALK is still active)
Mental health emergency
913-268-0156
Behavioral health emergency
1-888-279-8188
Sexual assault or abuse
816-531-0233 (Kansas)
913-642-0233 (Missouri)
Abuse or neglect of children or vulnerable adults
1-800-922-5330
Abuse or neglect of children
1-800-392-3738
Abuse or neglect of vulnerable adults
1-800-392-0210
Domestic violence
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Support for complex caregiving challenges
855-227-3640
Poisoning
1-800-222-1222 (Kansas)
1-888-268-4195 (Missouri)
Substance abuse
816-471-7229
816-373-8566 (teen)
Substance abuse
800-347-8998
Substance abuse
816-531-2250
Homelessness
816-474-4599

Resources for construction employers

The construction industry has the second highest rate of suicide in the United States at 53.3 per 100,000 workers according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). In the U.S. there are approximately 123 suicides per day that breaks down to one death every 12 minutes. (SafeBuild Alliance)

It will take all of us to prevent suicide. Luckily, there are many resources to help employers effectively support mental wellness among their workers or use for content to hold a stand-down or other event with your employees.

 

Suicide prevention videos you can share:

Toolbox talks from Construction Suicide Prevention Week

Use these tools to plan an event or stand-down:

  • Speaker sourcing guide: Use this guide to find an expert who can speak in-person or virtually to your team.
  • Sample social media posts: Use these graphics and the sample text to share how your organization is working to stamp out the stigma around mental health and prevent deaths by suicide in the construction industry.
  • OSHA poster: 5 things you should know that could help prevent suicide

More information from experts

The web is full of additional resources from experts. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best articles and blogs on the topic of mental health and suicide prevention.

The coronavirus and mental health:

Blogs from CSDZ, a construction risk management company:

Mental well-being resources:

Resources and events compiled by the Greater Kansas American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Chapter: