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JULY 2017
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August 24: Suicide Prevention Summit hosted by CFMA's Middle Tennessee Chapter with AGC & NAWIC

September: National Suicide Prevention Month

September 10-16: National Suicide Prevention Week

September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day

September 26: Suicide Prevention Summit hosted by CFMA’s Las Vegas Chapter

October 5: ABA Annual Convention – Suicide Prevention

October 5: National Depression Screening Day

October 24: Suicide Prevention Summit hosted by CFMA's Puget Sound Chapter

November 3: AGC/CFMA Construction Financial Management Conference – General Session 6: Integrating Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Into Your Company's Safety, Health, Wellness, and Employee Benefits Programs

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Download, print, and share this pocket-sized, double-sided card that highlights the most common warning signs as well as resources that can help stop and prevent suicide.

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One CEO’s response to an employee who took time off for mental health spurs conversation about normalizing and encouraging the importance of focusing on mental well-being.

What Is Addiction?

Addiction is a disease, just as diabetes and cancer are diseases. Addiction is not simply a weakness. People from all backgrounds and income levels can struggle with addiction. Take a look at some Easy-to-Read Drug Facts from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Contribute to FSU Study on Psychological Wellbeing of Employees

The Department of Psychology at Florida State University, in partnership with the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Workplace Task Force, the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention, and the United Suicide Survivors International, is conducting a study on the psychological well-being of employees within the construction and extraction industry. Click here if you are interested in participating in this anonymous and confidential survey that will take approximately 15-20 minutes. You must be at least 18 years of age and currently working in construction. If you have any questions, please contact

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Leaders in the construction industry are uniting to tackle the issue of suicide prevention in the construction industry.

NECA's 2017 Safety Professionals Conference Features Suicide Prevention Session

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)’s 2017 Safety Professionals Conference (NSPC) is the electrical construction industry’s premier annual safety event. CFMA President & CEO Stuart Binstock spoke on May 23 on suicide prevention in the construction industry and how the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention was formed to provide and disseminate information and resources for suicide prevention and mental health promotion in construction with the goal of creating a zero-suicide industry. (Photo provided by NECA.)

SMACNA Embraces Initiative to Save Lives

SMACNA is committed to helping create a movement to build a zero-suicide industry. The Association recently joined the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention to help provide information and resources for its prevention and for mental health promotion in construction.

Construction that Cares: Join the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention

The Construction Marketing Association (CMA), a professional group focused on a broad range of resources and support for marketers in construction, is a proud member of the Alliance.

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