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


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Room Number: 123


Cost: $100
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 by 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.


  • Alexandra Yannacone

    Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center

    Alex Yannacone has an extensive background in implementation and trainings for prevention and intervention of mental health services and education. As the Director of Education and Community Programs at the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center, Alex provides programs and trainings addressing mental wellbeing for workplaces, schools, and communities across the United States. She is also a master trainer in suicide prevention trainings including QPR and VitalCog. Prior to her work at the Center, Alex contributed to the oversight, management, and delivery of a statewide child abuse and neglect prevention program. Additionally, Alex has provided therapeutic services to at-risk families and the refugee population within Colorado.

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