Shining a Light on Mental Health in Construction
Stuart Binstock, President & CEO of the Construction Financial Management Association, discusses the association’s Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the number one cause of fatalities in the construction industry. Additionally, construction has the highest number of suicides compared to other groups.
Now more than ever, mental health is a concern for construction. CIASP’s goal is to create a zero-suicide industry, and, in this episode, Stuart discusses with CoatingsPro how suicide can affect our industry and what resources are available to help those in need — from coworkers and peers themselves to family members dealing with a loved one who has committed suicide.