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End the Stigma

September is Suicide Prevention Month
Written by Piling Canada
January 2022

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Industry has made some incredible strides over the last few years to end the stigma associated with mental health issues. Despite these successes, the construction industry continues to see high rates of suicide among its employees. Everyone in each sector must remember that having our workers return to the jobsite in the morning is just as important as having them returned safely home at the end of a shift.

September marks Suicide Prevention Month and below Piling Canada has complied a list of industry resources to help teams form meaningful and important discussions on this oftentimes difficult to speak about topic. The list includes resources for Canadian construction firms and personnel to consult for valuable information regarding prevention, toolbox talks, help lines and more.

This list is not exhaustive and many more resources are available through local and provincial/territorial health and safety organizations.

  • Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP)
    CIASP provides information and resources for suicide prevention and mental health promotion in construction with the goal of creating a zero suicide industry.
    Phone: 815-806-4908
  • Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)
    MHCC develops and disseminates innovative programs and tools to support the mental health and wellness of Canadians.
    Phone: 613-683-3755
  • Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP)
    For 40 years, CSP has been equipping Canadians with the information, knowledge and skills necessary to respond to people at risk of suicide.
    Phone: 403-245-3900
    If you or someone you know are in crisis:
    Call: 1-833-456-4566
    Text: 45645
  • Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP)
    Launched in 1985, CASP’s ultimate purpose is to reduce the suicide rate and minimize the harmful consequences of suicidal behaviour.
    Phone: 613-702-4446
    www.suicideprevention.ca Piling Canada

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