Past Webinar Replays
The 2023 Webinar Series has concluded, but replays are available below and we encourage you to share with your network!
3 Ways to Support Mental Health in the Construction Industry
August 10 | 10:30 A.M. CDT
When you think about job site hazards, physical risks are probably at the top of the list — an unprotected fall, an unmarked restricted zone, etc. But what about the dangers you can’t see? Join us to learn 3 strategies you can immediately put into action to support mental health in the construction industry.
Speaker: Mandy McIntyre, Level Up Consultants
How to Start (and continue!) a Conversation About Mental Health: Talk saves lives
August 17 | 10:30 A.M. CDT
Talking about mental health and suicide can seem overwhelming. Many people think they’ll “get it wrong,” but you don’t need special training to have an open, authentic conversation. Often, just talking about mental health can be the first important step in understanding if someone needs support or treatment and to help that person take action, if needed.
Phyllis Blackwelder, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Missouri Area Director
Barb Mares, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Greater Kansas Area Director
The Impact of Suicide in Construction: Sharing Stories of Hope and Healing
August 24 | 10:30 A.M. CDT
Too many construction businesses have been directly impacted by suicide. Panelists will discuss how their company has navigated these tragic situations, including how they have promoted healing and mental well-being within their workforce. The panelists will also discuss what you can do to prevent suicide within your work environment and beyond.
- Moderated by: Cal Beyer, Holmes Murphy & Associates
- Christee Holbrook, Graham Roofing in Mississippi
- Anne Wright, JE Dunn Construction Company
- Chris Lalevee, Business Agent at IUOE Local 825
Risk factors to know and support employers can provide to mitigate them
August 31 | 10:30 A.M. CDT
- Suicide Statistics for the Service Member, Veterans, and Family/Dependents population
- What makes the Veteran community higher risk?
- What can employers do to mitigate risk within this population? (What resources can be provided?)
- What can the industry look at when evaluating Employee Assistance Programs and Employee Resource Groups
- Making the focal point not just the Veteran but also the Veteran’s family.
- Information and Promotion of the Veterans Crisis Line
- Moderated by: Angela Crawford, The Builders, a chapter of the AGC
- Jon Sabala, Missouri Department of Mental Health
- Charlotte Mccloskey, Kansas City VA Medical Center
- Zachary K. Parrett, Department of Veterans Affairs VISN 15