Construction Suicide Prevention Outreach and Mental Health Program Train-the-Trainer

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Pre-Convention Workshops




Cost: $100
For NECA Members Only – Register for Pre-Convention Workshops through the registration link for the convention. NECA Convention registration is NOT required to attend Pre-Convention Workshops.

There is a critical need for suicide prevention in the construction industry. The VitalCog in Construction Train-the-Trainer is a program offered to assist in the training of employees at all levels of a construction organization. This training creates a forum for dialogue and critical thinking about mental health challenges, and promotes help-seeking and help-giving behaviors. The goal of this program is to cultivate a construction community of employees who are aspiring to eliminate the devastating impact of suicide. By attending this training, participants will become VitalCog trainers and be supported in the implementation and facilitation of the VitalCog in Construction training.


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    Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas

    Sally Spencer-Thomas, LLC

    Clinical psychologist, inspirational speaker, podcaster, and impact entrepreneur, Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas began her innovative work in suicide prevention after her brother died of suicide. Known as an innovator in social change, Spencer-Thomas has helped start multiple large-scale, gap-filling efforts in mental health, including “Construction Working Minds”, the award-winning Man Therapy campaign and work as lead author of the National Guidelines for Workplace Suicide Prevention. She currently serves as the president of United Suicide Survivors International. Dr. Sally has a TEDx talk, gave an invited speech at the White House and was honored with the ENR Newsmaker of the Year distinction for her efforts in construction.