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How Does Mental Health Affect your Physical Health?

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May is Mental Health Awareness month, and WUCA is excited to welcome Kat Musni and Bruce Morton to help our members understand How Mental Health Affects Your Physical Health!

Mental health in construction by the numbers
Data shows that mental health is a significant concern for workers in the construction industry. A 2020 survey of construction workers found that 14.3% of workers struggled with anxiety and nearly 6% struggled with depression, based on symptoms or medication use. Construction laborers are also at a greater risk of suicide than other professions. According to the CDC, the rate of suicide among male construction workers is four times higher than the general population.
To cope with mental health disorders, some construction workers develop substance abuse problems. One study found that construction workers were significantly more likely to report marijuana, cocaine, and non-prescription opioid use in the past month than other workers.

Help us address the stigma
Company leaders and employees who foster judge-free environments will welcome openness from others. Building a positive company culture may encourage employees to disclose any mental health concerns they are dealing with and receive help before injuries or other potential problems occur.

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Mental Health Awareness Class, 05222024 (PDF)


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