SUICIDE PREVENTION IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY WITH VITALCOG
Friday, August 25, 2023 | 11:30AM – 2:30PM
The construction industry has one of the highest suicide rates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that men working in construction have one of the highest suicide rates by population: their rate of suicide is about four times higher than the general population and is the second-highest rate of all workplace industries at 45 per 100,000. The solution starts with you. Sign up for the VitalCog in Construction training and learn early warning signs and how to talk to someone about suicide.
This 60-minute training includes videos, group discussions/exercises, and roleplays to create a better understanding of your role in suicide prevention in the construction industry:
• Design: Learn the importance of talking about suicide in the construction industry
• Bid: Identify risk factors and warning signs
• Build: Practice conversations around suicide
Goals of this training are to promote critical thinking about suicide prevention, create an open dialogue about mental health and promote help-seeking and help-giving behaviors. After the training, participants feel knowledgeable about suicide prevention, confident talking about suicide and getting help and are likely to apply what they have learned.
ABC-VA Central Virginia Training Facility
1600 East Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23228
This seminar is free for members and non-members.
Lunch is not provided. Snacks will be available. Please feel free to bring your own lunch/snacks.
Contact Sherrie Dickerson