Carpenters Form Committee to Help Prevent Worker Suicides

The BOSS Committee was featured on Construction Dive.

“The reason suicide is such a rampant issue is because mental health and the problems associated with it are like a sleeping giant, a disease lying under the surface of social conversation and conscience,” said Tim Carlton, chair of the BOSS Committee and SWRCC member.

BOSS was founded by SWRCC VP and COO Frank Hawk, whose son died at 18 by suicide. In a statement to Construction Dive, Hawk said he was healed by attending support groups and therapy, and that he hopes BOSS will provide the same to SWRCC members and their families.

Carlton also said that the construction industry is dominated by men, who are more likely to commit suicide than women.

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