Suicide Prevention

On April 7, 2016, the Valley of the Sun Chapter hosted the inaugural Suicide Prevention Summit.  The event was created  support and leadership from Cal Beyer of Lakeside Industries and Sally Spencer-Thomas of the Carson J. Spencer Foundation, who have spear headed the Mental Health Wellness and Suicide Prevention initiative in the construction industry.  The summit brought together national experts and speakers Sally Spencer-Thomas and David Covington with local resources including representatives from La Frontera/Empact, Crisis Response Network and Mercy Maricopa.  Attendees also heard from survivors of suicide Marj Weber of Irontree Construction and Mike Horn of McCarthy.  


Suicide Prevention Finds a Home at RK - Workplace Mental Health
Invisible Construction Industry Blueprint for Suicide Prevention
Rocks and Rollers Article Q3 - 2015 - Suicide Prevention
 Together Manager's Guidebook to Suicide in the Workplace
AGC Article Jan-Feb 2016 - Mental Health Cover Story
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Economic Impact of Suicide Prevention Strategy 
ENR Article 2-5-16 - Reduce Construction Suicides Face the Warning Signs Preparing to Share Suicide Stories
Contractors Grapple With Employee Suicide Risk
VIDEO LINKSSpeaking Out About Suicide
CFMA Building ProfitsMates in Construction - Mental Health Conference  Uniting the Construction Industry Behind Suicide Prevention Webinar

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