A recent article on News.com.au discussed the suicide crisis facing Australia’s construction workers.
Despite the macho appearance of most construction workers, these hardworking, often jovial men have the highest suicide risks in the nation.
Alarmingly construction workers are 70 per cent more likely to take their own lives than males in other industries.
The combination of personal stresses and work related pressure can become unbearable for many of us and sadly in this male dominated industry, speaking out about one’s feelings is not exactly celebrated. This could be why many construction workers try to deal privately with their issues, many of whom cannot and see suicide as the only escape.