More than 30 organizations have joined the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention since it was formed a year ago.
Established by the Construction Financial Management Association, the alliance provides information and resources for suicide prevention and mental health promotion in construction.
“We are humbled by the industry’s strong support of this initiative to save the lives of our most valued resources: our human capital,” said Stuart Binstock, president and CEO of CFMA. “The press coverage this topic has received from industry associations and top business publications has been overwhelming and continues to bolster the importance of building a zero-suicide industry.”
Among the alliance’s newest members are the Association of Union Constructors; Construction Management Association of America; FCA International; Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association; and the Sheet Metal Air-Conditioning Contractors’ National Association, among others.
“National, regional and local suicide prevention summits (were) planned throughout 2017 to spread the word about addressing this industry imperative,” Binstock said. “Our hope is that these events are shared with local chapters, CFMA members and industry members of the alliance, and garner active participation and collaboration among mental health professionals and construction industry CEOS, CFOs, HR professionals, and safety and risk managers.”