Mental and behavioral health conditions are prevalent in the workforce. Mental/behavioral health conditions are traits that are invisible or not readily identifiable. Yet, stigma and bias centered on mental/behavioral health are deeply rooted and largely based on stereotypes and myths. Mental/behavioral health are not consistently addressed in diversity, equity, and inclusion (D/E/I) programs.
D/E/I programs are intended to breakdown barriers to employment, promotional, and career development opportunities for all underrepresented groups who encounter barriers. Underrepresented groups have high rates of mental and behavioral health conditions and challenges. This is relevant to the construction industry due to the high rates of mental health conditions, substance misuse, post-traumatic stress, and suicide.
AGC’s Culture of Care is an innovative platform for AGC chapters to holistically support workforce development by construction members and stakeholders. Learn intentional strategies to incorporate mental/behavioral health and suicide prevention into your company’s (or chapter’s) Culture of Care implementation.