ATTENTION WASHINGTON MEMBERS ON STRIKE
In times like these, being out of work can cause a lot of stress. Members under the Carpenters Trust of Western Washington* have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)** FREE as part of your healthcare plan.
By calling their 24/7 hotline, you can speak with a customer service representative who will help you find the best option for you–whether that’s utilizing face-to-face or telehealth counseling services.
Call (800) 777-4114 to learn more or download the flyer.
*EAP is accessible to all members (except those living in Alaska)
**EAP does not include legal referral, advice, or counsel for workplace issues.
Our industry experiences some of the highest rates of suicide in the nation–it’s time we change that. Together we can prevent the risk of suicide. If you or someone you know is having difficulties, share this resource page with them.
Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention – Specifically created for tackling talks around suicide on job sites. Resources for help and contractor training can be found here.
BetterHelp – A resource for finding accessible and affordable counseling services.
Veteran Hotline/Textline – For anyone who has ever served in the armed forces, guard, or reserves.
A resource hub for those in crisis or just needing to talk. Has a 24/7 hotline, limited hours text line, and even an app for messaging and resources.
Montana Department of Human Health and Services
A Montana specific hotline and text line.
Do you see signs that someone is struggling?
Often the process of talking through a problem leads to solutions. Practice your listening skills. Ask your co-worker if they are okay or if they need help.
It can be difficult, but asking direct questions and approaching the topic of suicide is vital in letting that person know that they are not alone and that support is available.
You can direct them to qualified resources such as:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Suicide Prevention Textline