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The Carson J Spencer Foundation works to prevent suicide using innovative methods to address root causes of suicide in Schools, Homes, and Businesses. The Foundation also assists those coping with the pain and grief resulting from the death by suicide of their family, friends, or co-workers.
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CDC Report on Occupation and Suicide: Carson J Spencer Foundation's Response
Making Suicide Prevention a Health and Safety Priority at Work
Denver, CO. July 6, 2016. When the CDC released its report on occupation and suicide last week, many employers took notice. For the first time, researchers were able to rank industries by highest rank and largest numbers of deaths by suicide across 17 states. This milestone report immediately got the attention of industry leaders concerned about the health and safety of their employees. The Carson J Spencer Foundation, the nation's leader in suicide prevention in the workplace, fielded scores of inquires over the holiday weekend as companies requestion information on how to build a zero suicide safety culture in their workplaces and associations...
Workplace Suicide: Companies Can Take a Lead in Prevention:
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In the News
Here are some places we've been in the news in the last few weeks:
Washington D.C., September 3, 2015 – The Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified the construction industry among the top nine occupations with the highest risk for suicide. Demanding physical work, coupled with the stresses of seasonal employment and often minimal access to mental health care, often create a workforce vulnerable to mental health challenges like depression, substance abuse, and suicidal thoughts. Today, a national partnership of construction industry leaders and suicide prevention experts launch a collaborative initiative designed to prevent suicides...
Reducing youth suicide by making our homes suicide safer and restricting access to lethal means.
Facebook recognized by the Carson J Spencer Foundation for leadership in suicide prevention:
New video resource for law enforcement suicide prevention: