Talking about suicide is a great start. Let's explore further.
Suicide is no longer the taboo topic it once was, and the problem of suicide, particularly amongst men, is now widely acknowledged, with a public campaign in full swing to encourage men to speak up. This is a great start, but what is really going on?
Bullying and suicide in construction – does building culture need to change?
Building industry culture encourages men to be hard, tough and strong. From the time men enter the industry as an apprentice, they often feel they have no choice but to enjoin this macho culture. Bullying is commonplace. Could this culture be contributing to the unusually high suicide rates in the building industry.