AGC Virtual Lunch & Learn - Why Mental Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention are Leadership Issues in Construction
Before COVID-19, construction and society had a mental health, substance misuse and suicide problem. The unprecedented uncertainty of COVID-19 created major stress, anxiety, fear and worries among workers and their families. Alaska has the 4th highest rate of suicide. This session focuses on WHY these topics are a leadership imperative for leaders at all levels throughout the Alaska construction industry and other high risk industries, such as fishing, maritime, mining, oil/gas exploration, forestry, and manufacturing. Learn what you can do to help promote mental wellbeing and reduce risk of substance misuse and suicide in your company and your industry. Learning Objectives • Demonstrate how to break the stigma of mental health and suicide • Illustrate why mental health and suicide prevention are workplace issues • Identify the industry and demographic risk factors that lead to suicide • How to Incorporate suicide prevention into safety, health, wellness culture • Recognize the resources for employers to address these topics with employees and families * This is a free webinar. ** Please note that the webinar participants are limited to 500. Co-Hosted by: Alaska State Suicide Prevention Council & AGC of Alaska Presenter: Cal Beyer, Vice President; Workforce Risk & Worker Wellbeing CSDZ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.