A Silent Epidemic: Suicide in the Construction Industry and How Employers Can Help - October 2021

By Brad Bush, Senior Vice President, HUB International Florida
Sat, Dec 04, 2021 at 8:00AM

■ 61 percent of adults with mental illness haven’t received treatment
■ 3.3 percent of adults in Florida have had serious thoughts of suicide
■ 90 percent of Florida counties reported more suicides than homicides
■ The state is in 43rd place in terms of per capita support for mental health services.

Clearly, many Floridians are sufferings. When it comes to the construction industry, including roofing contractors and their employees, the picture gets even worse. Young adults – those most likely to work in construction – are those most at risk for depression and other mental illness and also the group most at risk for death by suicide. Read more

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