Tackling Mental Health

Carpenters are not immune to mental health struggles. In fact, the construction industry has one of the highest suicide rates among all trades. Watch the video to hear Vice President Frank Hawk’s personal experience with suicide and see why addressing mental health head on is more important now than ever before.

There are three things we can all do right now:

  • If you see a Brother or Sister struggling, reach out. Drop them a text or give them a call just to see how they’re doing.
  • Use your Union Benefits. We’ve got a platinum health plan, one that includes mental health coverage. In fact, certain plans are offering free online counseling during COVID-19.
  • Join our committee. Send an email to brotherhood@swcarpenters.org or fill out the form below to get involved.

Talking is good medicine. We look forward to hearing your story.

Together, we will break the stigma. Join the committee here.