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Mental Health, Depression and Ending Stigma in the Construction Industry


Stigma associated with mental health conditions runs high in the construction industry with high rates of suicide. But that's changing as the industry uses innovative approaches in tackling stigma by raising mental health awareness, engaging in creative campaigns, and helping employees feel psychologically safe seeking care when it's needed.

Join us for a virtual town hall on Wednesday August 26, 2020 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET and hear from leaders in this movement who will share the innovative ways they've busted stigma, engaged leaders, and made a positive difference. Much can be learned from this work, which is especially important as our nation faces a surge in people experiencing mental health conditions.

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New Infographic | Depression: More Common Than You Think

The Center released an infographic entitled, Depression: More Common Than You Think, which focuses on the key elements involved in raising depression awareness. The resource includes key facts and statistics on depression, the cost of depression, benefits of treatment, and a section on what employers can do to support employees experiencing depression.

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5 ways businesses can prevent a costly mental health crisis

When done well, workplace mental health programs yield a more productive workforce and a positive ROI for the company. It’s an imperative that business leaders see the merits of investing in improving the mental health of their employees. Learn how businesses can step up and address their employees’ mental health.

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8 Ways Managers Can Support Employees’ Mental Health

As businesses plan for and face the inevitable transitions and new stressors that will accompany their “return to work,” leaders are likely to see first-hand employees battling depression, anxiety, burnout and more. As leaders and managers begin to witness these struggles, there are some things they can do to support their employees.

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COVID-19: Mental Health & Well-being

This topic continues to be a high priority for employers. For that reason, we continue to post high impact resources that address key issues impacting the health and well-being of employees.

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