Never before have we witnessed a more complex work environment. Many inherently dangerous industries are finding their employees dying by suicide at higher rates than line-of-duty deaths. A combination of factors contribute to emotional trauma and stress; without the necessary outlets for frustration through proper intervention, suicide death in male dominated work forces are projected to climb dramatically.
Working Minds is the only program in the U.S. to make workplace suicide prevention a top priority (not an afterthought of an existing program). We lead the country in industry-based initiatives that focus on upstream (promoting mental health and protective factors), midstream (early identification and effective referral), and downstream (crisis management).
“Open dialogue about mental health in the workplace is necessary to reduce stigma, enhance overall health and well-being, and improve productivity, involving senior leaders in the conversation is essential.” Read More Here…Wendy Brennan
Our prevention programs have reduced suicide by 79% in five critical ways.
Changing social norms through marketing community awareness.
Educating community members through education, training, and preventive services.
Improving surveillance through the development of a well-integrated database and community action information board.
Critical incident stress management.
Integrated delivery system for human services that coordinated efforts and training among Chapel program, mental health services, financial counselors, career counselors, health providers and others.
There are over 30,000 completed suicides each year, one attempt every minute. Right now, someone, perhaps one of your employees, is contemplating suicide. Our programs promote a safer, healthier, and infinitely more productive work environment!