Once considered a taboo subject, a mounting pile of evidence has revealed construction workers struggle with mental health and suicide issues.
The Mechanical Insulators LMCT, on behalf of the Insulators Union and our affiliated contractors are looking to address these issues and bring them out into the open. These are truly a labor management issues that cannot be overlooked.
Oftentimes, the mental health and substance abuse issues facing Insulators and other members of the building trades are caused by a multitude of factors. If not properly addressed, these issues can lead to a number of other issues - including suicide.
As discussed in this video, mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention are invisible crises in the construction industry. Nationally, more construction workers die annually by suicide than by all other occupational injuries combined. The time to act is now.