Mental Health Resources

AGC of Minnesota is committed to addressing the mental health crisis within the construction industry. Below are some of the resources available to serve your firm:

Yolanda McIntosh, AGC's Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, is certified in Construction Gatekeeper Training, a curriculum by VitalCog.  This training is the first nationally-recognized certified training program in suicide prevention in the workplace designed specifically for the construction industry. VitalCog in Construction Gatekeeper Training is designed to cultivate a construction industry community of employees who aspire to eliminate the devastating impact of suicide within their companies. To date, AGC of Minnesota is the only entity certified in Minnesota that offers this training.  Contact Yolanda if you would like to have your employees take this crucial training. 

AGC of Minnesota is a partner of the Minnesota Construction Coalition, which hosts an annual summit on suicide prevention and mental health for the industry. Last spring suicide survivor Kevin Hines was the keynote speaker.

Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Resources

Get Help Now. If you or someone else is thinking about suicide call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free and confidential resource that connects individuals with trained counselors 24/7. Call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255). Text HELLO to 741741. Or CLICK HERE.  

Suicide Prevention Month (NAMI)
Suicide Prevention Awareness Month - MN Dept. of Health
National Suicide Prevention Week (AFSP)

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