In several occupations suicide has identified at a high risks. Do you know how many suicides are caused by mental illness? More than 90% of suicides are caused due to mental illness. Around 800 000 people commit suicide and died every year. After certain researches it can be stated that 75% of suicides happened in low, middle income countries. Mental illness and harmful consumption of alcohol and drug contributes many suicide cases all round the world. Due to unemployment and poverty many people commit suicide every year.
Mostly in construction industries suicidal cases are more prevalent, men under 50 years and the workers of construction industries are 3.7 times more likely to admit suicide. Industries are finding around 350,000 individuals who have to overcome mental disorders. The reason behind this suicidal attempt is unknown, may be due to loneliness issues in various things. Men were more likely to commit suicide as compared to women because men sometimes cannot open up and talk about their feelings with others. Below there are some tips how you can help your workers to overcome mental health and these tips can be implemented in any other industries as well:
Mental Health Toolboxes: Working equally with personal and employee welfare coaching is a good way to observe and support mental health of workers. Your teams will get an in-depth knowledge about their mental conditions and also help others with their skills and various tools. To increase the flexibility of workforce get in touch with Wellbeing Company to learn mental health awareness toolbox talks for your construction staffs, take some training on how to support your employees with their mental health, wellbeing and flexibility training for office workers etc.
Mental Health Act/Campaigns: Various local/national health campaigns will help to ensure mental awareness and healthy wellbeing internally. By organizing this type of campaign you can raise money to donate or for some other good causes.
Mental Health Checks-Up: Start doing mental health check-up of your staff into your workplace. Make a regular staff assessment process by checking their mental health and give them review. This process will help people to share their feelings and encourage them to open up their mind.
Start developing mental health awareness among your office staffs, not only staffs but also with each and every people who are suffering with any mental disorder or some other issues. You can increase awareness via social media, industry press, national press etc. Mental health is also very important along with your physical health. Being an entrepreneur you can start doing these to overcome suicidal tendencies of your workers and share your thoughts with other business founders as well.
You cannot call suicide a mental illness because the mental illness is caused by some reasons and when this abnormal condition crossed its limit then suicide takes place. This mental disorder can be treated and some of the possible ways to cure this illness at workplace has been mentioned above. The major causes behind this mental illness are major depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders etc.
Mood swings, unexpected temperor anger, long-lived sadness and moodiness, feeling of hopelessness and worried about future, problem while sleeping,sudden change in behavior and becoming calm after suffering from depression, avoiding social activities and hesitating while talking something, choosing to be alone all the time and avoiding family/friends, sudden change in personality, addicted to drug/alcohol, self harm chances and behavior, taking preparations unnecessarily, giving threat about suicide etc.
Suicide cannot be removed totally but the risks can be reduced by taking necessary actions. The best way to remove it is observing the risk factors and recognizing the warning signs that mentioned above. Know how to talk with the people suffering from this disorder. Gently ask them directly if he or she is suffering from depression or having any suicidal thoughts. Let them know depression can be cured and it is a temporary state of mind, recommend them a therapist and ask if they need your help in taking medication or not. Let them understand the value of their life and someone cares for them. Take them to a professional for mental health check-up and find out the reason behind their depression. By following all these steps help someone who is suicidal. These little help can save someone’s life!
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