According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, construction workers are among those most at risk of suicide.After examining the frequency of suicides across different occupational groups, the CDC found that construction had the second highest rate, with 53.3 suicides per 100,000 workers. (Those in forestry, fishing and farming are most at risk, with 84.5 suicides per 100,000.)
The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), a group of approximately 7,500 accountants, controllers, CFOs and HR professionals, launched the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention, which is sharing information, resources and programming across its 94 chapters. They are committed to eliminating self-inflicted deaths by promoting mental health services and encouraging construction firms to create cultures of care.
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