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Suicide in Construction: approximately 5,500 each year

A person working in construction is 3.5 times more likely to take their own life.


Connecting the Dots: Mitigating the Risks of Depression and Suicide Among Project Teams.

In this impactful and heartfelt presentation, Kathy James tackles the critical issues of depression and suicide within the construction industry. Join us as Kathy shares her personal journey, illuminating the urgent need for empathy, awareness, and action in the face of these pressing challenges.

Prepare to engage in a crucial conversation that directly confronts the stark realities of depression and suicide within the construction sector. Drawing from her own experiences, Kathy James invites you to explore these vital issues through a broader perspective infused with empathy and hope.


53.3 construction workers out of every 100,000 fall to suicide

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to recognize when a co-worker may be silently battling depression.

  • Understand the factors that contribute to suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

  • Discover how to approach the sensitive topic of depression and suicide with compassion and support.

  • Learn practical ways to take action, equipping yourself with the knowledge to intervene and support a struggling peer.

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Join Kathy in challenging societal perspectives. Widen your lens for supportive intervention and
rewrite the narrative of your journey.  


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Dana Qualtieri, Realtor

“Kathy's ability to capture an audience, make them feel a part of the story, and invoke feelings within as well as inspire will captivate you..."
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