Construction Workers Die from Suicide Each Year


Ending Construction's Leading Killer

We’ve all heard it: “toughen up,” “walk it off,” “be a man.” Mental health has been taboo in the construction industry, and workers are paying the price with their lives. 4x5 spreads awareness and creates a network of support so we can say goodbye to construction suicides forever.

Our Recovery Plan


By opening up the conversation, workers feel more comfortable discussing their mental health.


4x5 ambassadors are placed on job sites in case workers need to talk or get help.


We connect those struggling with free and fast crisis resources.

Construction-Focused Mental Health Support

There are many outdated attitudes about work and mental health that persist on job sites today. Commercial electrician Canyon State Electric created the 4x5 suicide prevention program to improve the health, happiness, and well-being of workers so they can come home to their families each day. We believe that a construction worker’s safety and success are more important than any job, schedule, or deadline.

Want to End Construction Suicide? You can Help:

Get Mental Health First Aid Certified

Take the fight to the job sites by becoming a 4x5 ambassador. Our ambassadors are mental health first aid (MHFA) certified and qualified to help those in need before it’s too late. Book a training for yourself, your crew, or your company.

Donate to Provide Life-Saving Resources

Your gift provides training, support, and awareness so we never have to lose another coworker, friend, or loved one to construction suicide.

Get the Facts on Mental Health in the Construction Industry

  • Contributors
  • Signs
  • Symptoms
  • Fear of talking about their problems to others
  • Poor mental health
  • Stress
  • Time away from home (long hours and out of town work)
  • Living in hotels and away from loved-ones
  • Opioids (Pin killers) as a result of chronic pain
  • Diagnosable mental challenges
  • Tough Guy attitude
  • Substance abuse
  • Risk-taking and destructive behaviors
  • Increased tardiness or absenteeism
  • Lower productivity
  • Reduced self-confidence
  • Abnormal Isolation
  • Signs of substance abuse
  • Increased agitation
  • Change in "normal" behavior
  • Decreased ability to focus
  • 54/100,000 Construction workers die by suicide.
  • For every 1 construction workers who dies by suicide, 30 others are considering it or have attempted it.
  • The decision to "go through" is generally decided in less than 10 minutes.
  • Anxiety and depression impact 20.2% of construction workers.
  • As many as 83% of construction workers have experienced mental health issues.