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National Suicide Prevention Week is here - What is your company doing?

  • 1.  National Suicide Prevention Week is here - What is your company doing?

    Posted 09-07-2018 12:17
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    Next week is National Suicide Prevention Week and there are many things that workplaces can be doing to promote the Zero Suicide initiative and eliminate the stigma surrounding suicide and mental illness.  Here are few things that we are doing at SSC, I hope they inspire ideas that you can put into action at your company!

    1. Post a message of support on your company website.  We added the #BeThe1To image to our homepage photo slider and posted on our blog.
    2. Hang up posters - available at PREVENTCONSTRUCTIONSUICIDE.COM on the ​Resources page.
    3. Hand out wallet cards to employees and on jobsites - templates are available on the website or create your own - be sure they include the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Crisis Text Line, your EAP info (if you have one), or local resources.
    4. Make it the topic of your Toolbox Talk next week - I've attached the template we're using here.
    5. Distribute hard hat stickers, key tags - whatever resources you have to get the message out.

    Doing SOMETHING, ANYTHING, is better than nothing.  Please reach out if I can help you put suicide prevention into action!

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    Michelle Walker CCIFP, SPHR
    Vice President Finance & Administration
    Specialized Services Co.
    Phoenix AZ
    (602) 997-6164
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