Episode 10 – Suicide in the Construction Industry
Men in construction are dying from suicide at roughly twice the rate of other working age people. This podcast explores the contributing factors, signs and symptoms, and actions that can be taken by individuals, companies, and communities to destigmatize the issue and help one another. Dr. John Gaal shares his experience and recommendations from the perspective of someone with many years in the industry, who also lost his son to suicide. The original presentation took place as part of a CPWR webinar, Preventing Suicide in the Construction Industry, which is available to watch in full at https://youtu.be/P1K-_mv9Hdg.
Jessica Bunting, MPH, Research to Practice (r2p) Director, CPWR; Member, Board of Trustees, CIASP
John Gaal, EdD, CHW, Worker Wellness Director – Missouri Works Initiative (Mo AFL-CIO)