Developed by the Workplace Task Force and adopted from the Air Force Model, the Jed Foundation/Suicide Prevention Resource Center, and Working Minds, this blueprint guides workplaces in developing a suicide prevention program that is most appropriate to them.
A Construction Industry Blueprint: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified the construction industry among the top nine occupations with the highest risk for suicide. This guide, created by the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Workplace Task Force, the Carson J Spencer Foundation, and RK, is a clear call-to-action to construction executives around the world to make suicide prevention a health and safety priority.
Suicide Prevention and the Clinical Workforce: Guidelines for Training
It has been well documented in numerous studies and papers that clinicians from a wide range of professions routinely encounter individuals at risk for suicide. These professions include nurses, social workers, physicians, mental health professionals, and others. Studies have also shown that many of these individuals do not have a level of confidence in dealing with suicidal individuals due to a lack of training. Having a competent and confident clinical workforce is critical to reducing the rate of suicide. Recognizing this imperative, we established the Clinical Workforce Preparedness Task Force to advance the competency of the broad clinical workforce and the settings within which they serve individuals at risk of suicide. The task force created this set of training guidelines.
The majority of people who die by suicide are of working age, yet most workplaces are relatively unprepared to help employees who are struggling with suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, or the aftermath of a suicide death. The participation of business leaders is critical to the success of the suicide prevention movement. This video was created by members of the Workplace Task Force.
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