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Construction Industry Mental Health & Suicide Awareness

Did you know…Construction workers have the highest rate of suicide in Colorado? Also, a 2020 study found that 83% of construction workers have experienced a mental health issue and that our suicide fatalities are 5x greater than all of OSHA’s Fatal Four combined.

The Fort Collins Chamber sponsored two of our five board members to attend Denver's 2022 Working Minds Summit. The summit was the first nationwide summit that brought construction industry leaders together to address the industry’s mental health challenges and suicide prevention.

Our board members are aware of this massive challenge within the industry. They were grateful to represent the NOCO CSP at this event and bring back helpful and valuable resources to our members.


Awareness and Information About the Problem

Awareness and Additional Information on Mental Health, Suicide, and Wellbeing


HRnews Article - Construction worker suicide rates are three times higher than the national average

Forbes Article - What Construction Workers Could Teach Other Industries About Mental Health Awareness

Laborers Health & Safety Fund Article - Supporting Workers’ Mental Health in 2022 and Beyond

Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) Article - Exposing the Construction Industry's Largest Challenge

Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Construction Industry Pulse Survey Results and Report

ENR Article - G. Brent Darnell: Transforming Alpha Males

NPR Article - A Construction Company Embraces Frank Talk About Mental Health To Reduce Suicide

Steel Erectors Association of America Article - Suicides in Construction Occur at Higher Rate than OSHA's Fatal Four

Resources to Help With the Problem

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