To stay safe on the jobsite, you look over the daily plan, identify potential problems, and address them before they arise. If you are struggling with your mental health, it is important to address any signs or symptoms before the problem gets to be critical. There are many organizations & resources out there that can help:
- Your employer's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) or your union's Member Assistance Program (MAP) may provide mental health services or can connect you to a counselor
- Your doctor can provide recommendations, referrals, and treatment options
- The United Way at 211 can provide assistance locating long-term mental health resources, talk through a problem, or explore mental health treatment options
- The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health America has tools to help you find the right mental health professional.
- OSHA’s “Construction Industry, Preventing Suicides” webpage provides resources for employers and employees.
- The LEAN STL Program is committed to assisting Laborers and their families with needs and resources to combat drug and alcohol addiction, mental health, and suicide issues.