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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 and mental health 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 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

 

Mental Health in Construction Resources 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

 

Mental Health in Construction Printables, Toolbox Talks

 

OSHA:

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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