Member Mental Health and Wellbeing

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Contact: David Jaffe
djaffe@nahb.org
(202) 266-8317

NAHB has launched an effort focused on mental wellbeing in the construction industry with an emphasis on helping association members support healthy work environments and be more proactive in looking at their own health and wellness.

NAHB is looking to change the culture in the construction industry around mental health awareness by providing resources specifically tailored to construction workers, managers, developers and business owners. The initiative is financially supported by the ASAE Research Foundation and the Job-Site Safety Institute.

NAHB is a national partner in Mental Health Action Day, joining more than 1,600 leading businesses, advocates and trade groups from across the country to turn mental health awareness into action. NAHB members can take a free mental health screening (below) and encourage others to do the same.

If you, or someone you know, are currently experiencing a mental health crisis and feel that you may harm yourself, please dial 988 immediately, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the U.S.

Free Tools to Identify and Understand Issues

NAHB has partnered with leading experts to develop tools especially for members to identify and learn more about mental health and addiction issues:

Mental health screening from MindWise
<p>Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a behavioral health professional. Think of these as a checkup from your neck up.</p>

MindWise Mental Health Screening

MindWise Mental Health Screening

Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a behavioral health professional. Think of these as a checkup from your neck up.

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Learning modules offered through Shatterproof
<p>Just Five delivers &ndash; in just five minutes per lesson - the most important concepts and facts regarding addiction. Learn who's at risk, how to know if a person has a substance use disorder, and more.</p>

JustFive Lessons on Substance Misuse

JustFive Lessons on Substance Misuse

Just Five delivers – in just five minutes per lesson - the most important concepts and facts regarding addiction. Learn who's at risk, how to know if a person has a substance use disorder, and more.

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Toolbox Talks and Resources for the Jobsite

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Free resources from NAHB and partner organizations:

Understanding the Issues

At the 2020 Fall Leadership Meetings, Juli Bacon, Chair of NAHB’s Construction Safety and Health Committee, conducted an interview with Sally Spencer-Thomas, Psy.D, a clinical psychologist, discussing the impact of mental wellbeing on workers:

Articles and Webinars

Additional Resources

At the NAHB 2020 Spring Leadership Meetings, Cal Beyer, Vice President of Workforce Risk & Worker Wellbeing at construction risk management firm CSDZ provided free resources for NAHB members:

NAHB has joined the Construction Alliance for Suicide Prevention in an effort to raise awareness of the prevalence of suicide in the construction industry. Use the Needs Analysis & Integration Checklist to evaluate your company’s preparedness for addressing mental health and suicide in the workplace, and be sure to review the 10 questions and 10 action steps companies can use to save lives.

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