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Mental Health in Construction Resources

How to begin conversations on mental health, identify resources for yourself, and printables for your team

June 24, 2023
mental health in construction resources
This article first appeared in the July/August 2023 issue of Pro Remodeler.

If you do not know where to begin the conversation on personal well-being in the construction workplace, this compiled, comprehensive list of resources from a variety of organizations provides you with workshops, informational articles, checklists, research, and more.

If you seek next steps to further understand your mental health, there are listed resources for finding a mental health provider, stress management tools, mindfulness exercises, and more.


To read the full article on mental health in residential construction, click here.


Immediate Resources

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988

Online Lifeline Crisis Chat

Lifeline Crisis Text: Text 988

Crisis Text Line: “HOME” to 741741


For Yourself

Tools for Self Care, Stress, Anxiety, and More from the Associated General Contractors of Missouri


Find a Mental Health Professional: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


Find a Mental Health Provider, Support Group: Mental Health America


Find a Therapist: Psychology Today


Find Support for Yourself or Others At Risk: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


Virtual Recovery Programs and Resources: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Free Mindfulness Coach App


How Are You Feeling These Days? CDC Questionnaire and Resource Connector


Workshops, Trainings, Webinars


Guidebook on Mental Health Training Programs: Sally Spencer-Thomas, Safe Build Alliance


Balancing Employee Mental Health with Getting the Job Done: The Behavioral Health Guidebook for Employers: MindWise Innovations


Workshop on Combating Suicide and Overdose Fatalities Among Construction Workers: CPWR


CPWR Webinar: Supporting Construction Workers: Suicide Prevention, Mental Health, and Substance Use


CIASP Webinar with Caterpillar


Construction Suicide Prevention Webinar: Difficult Conversations and Addressing Mental Health Year-Round


Mental Health First Aid Training


Printables, Toolbox Talks



Mental Health Checklists:

Checklist for Senior Managers

Checklist for Front-line Supervisors

Workplace Stress Sample Survey Questions

Myth Buster Fact Sheet

CPWR Toolbox Talk: English, Spanish

CPWR Infographic: English, Spanish

CIASP Analysis and Integration Checklist


Construction Suicide Prevention Toolbox Talks:

Construction and Suicide / Spanish

Reducing Stigma / Spanish

Recognizing Warning Signs / Spanish

How to listen / Spanish

How to seek help / Spanish


Toolbox Talk Sheets from the Associated General Contractors of Missouri: see PDF attachment at bottom of page

     1. Mental Health vs Mental Illness

     2. Reducing Stigma

     3. Stress!

     4. Depression vs. Anxiety

     5. Self-Care: More Than a Fad

     6. Awareness of Your Own Mental Health

     7. How to Get Help

     8. Suicide Awareness

     9. Alcohol & Drug Use

     10. Opioids & Other Pain Killers

     11. Feeling Fatigued

     12. Bullying - Beyond the Schoolyard


Toolbox Talk Facilitator Guide from the Associated General Contractors of Missouri: see PDF attachment at bottom of page


OSHA poster: 5 things to know about suicide prevention


Data, Informational Articles, Additional Organizations


Construction Working Minds: Training, Resources, Toolbox


CPWR: Resources to Prevent Opioid Deaths in Construction


American Society of Safety Professionals: Suicide in the Construction Industry: Breaking the Stigma and Silence


Holmes Murphy: The Invisible Construction Crisis: Why Focus on Construction Workforce Risk?


CFMA/CIASP: Construction + Suicide Prevention: Why Is This an Industry Imperative?


CFMA/CIASP: 10 Action Steps 


OSHA: Guidance and Tips for Employers on Workplace Stress



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