Forbes recently published an article by Amy Morin about mental health and the workplace. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and in its honor, she wrote about how the construction industry is leading the way in mental health and the workplace.
A lot of focus on workplace mental health focuses on the stress of office workers. The idea that employees take their work home can cause higher stress levels and burnout is the reason that there is so much focus on this group. However, the construction industry is plagued by mental health issues as well.
The majority of construction employees are young males, and the second leading cause of death of men 25 to 54 is suicide. Men in high stakes/high skill positions are 1.5 times more likely to die by suicide. People in occupations that don't require higher education are at a greater risk for suicide.
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