2017 Suicide Prevention Summit


These companies have made the pledge to review their company's mental health policy and procedures, share the signs of suicide and prevention resources, and support employees that are struggling. Make the pledge

Superior Traffic Control Messer Construction (CIP) Charlie Irwin Painting Acousti Engineering Co.
WR Newman Jones Bros Contractors American Constructors Brasfield & Gorrie
Stansell Electric Rock City Construction Isenhour Door Products
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Long Foundation Drilling Co

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. 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.

The Middle Tennessee Chapter of CFMA has partnered with the Middle Tennessee Branch of the AGC of TN, the Nashville Chapter of NAWIC, and the Greater Tennessee Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors to present the 2017 Suicide Prevention Summit on August 24, 2017.

At this summit you will learn:

  • Industry and workforce risk factors that make suicide risk a concern in construction.
  • How to protect your workforce and their families by starting a dialogue on this topic.
  • How to change company culture and policy to remove the stigma mental health issues.
  • Local community mental health resources and how to tap into these services.


How to get involved:

Step One: Make the pledge that you and your company support the efforts of the Construction industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention. Make the pledge here.  

Step Two: Register an HR, Safety, or other manager(s) of employee health and safety.Thanks to our generous sponsors and partnering associations, there will be no fee to attend this event. Click here to register for the summit.

Step Three: Check out these resources and start learning about how your company can start making positive changes toward the goal of zero suicides.

Summit Speakers
Sally Spencer-Thomas Carson J Spencer Foundation
Adam Graham Mental Health Cooperative
Becky Stoll Centerstone
Scott Ridgway TN Suicide Prevention Network
Samantha Hutchison CFMA National Chair
Eric Rueth, MD Vanderbilt Psychiatric Assessment Service

Thank you to our event sponsors
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