CFMA Suicide Prevention Summit

When:  Apr 25, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 12:01 PM (ET)

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Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention

Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Construction is the number one industry for number of suicides and the number two industry in suicide rates. As such, it is an industry imperative to shatter the mental health stigma and create caring cultures within our companies.

CFMA’s journey to promote awareness of mental health and suicide prevention has covered much ground since CFMA’s 2015 Annual Conference, thanks to the tireless efforts of Cal Beyer and Sally Spencer-Thomas. They have published nearly a dozen articles, the first of which appeared in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of CFMA Building Profits, and spearheaded just as many presentations throughout the construction industry. April 2016 saw CFMA’s Valley of the Sun Chapter hosting the first regional summit on the topic, spurring on other CFMA Chapters to undertake similar initiatives.

To help focus these efforts, CFMA has established the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention, with the goal of providing and disseminating information and resources for suicide prevention and mental health promotion in construction. Explore the beginnings of a movement to build a zero suicide industry here and in social media at #SuicidePreventionCFMA.

The Western Michigan chapter, along with the Lansing & Southwest Michigan chapters are co-sponsoring the CFMA Suicide Prevention Summit on April 25th at Pine Rest’s Postma Center.

This event is a ½ day seminar for CFM’s, HR, Safety & Risk Managers, CEO/Owners, PM’s and other field supervisors. This is a joint effort to raise awareness to an illness that strikes the Construction Industry more than most would realize.

Learning Objectives
- Understand the industry and workforce risk factors that make suicide risk a concern in construction
- Learn how to protect your workforce and their families by starting a dialogue on this topic.
- Hear what leading construction companies are doing to address this issue by incorporating mental health into safety and wellness programs.
- Learn about local community mental health resources and how to tap into these services.
- Develop an action plan to address this life-saving topic in your company.

Earn 4.0 CPE Credits in the Field of Specialized Knowledge & Applications or Human Resources. This is a group-live program at the Basic level. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required.

To learn more, please visit the National CFMA chapter website.


Postma Center at Pine Rest
300 68th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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