Sharing Some Gratitude!

November Blog Update

Since November is National Gratitude Month and Thanksgiving is Thursday, we want to take a moment to share some updates filled with thanks!

Oregon Suicide Prevention Conference

In October, Steven Frost presented his training at the Oregon Suicide Prevention Conference in Ashland, Oregon. His module presented the data behind suicide rates in the construction industry, highlighted risk factors, and shared resources for the workforce and project support staff. His presentation reached a new audience. Thank you Steven for helping the prevention community better understand the risk factors that contribute to elevated suicide rates in construction. 

Steve Presenting his Training Module
Steve with CSPP/LFL Staff: Max, Crystal, and Anna

ReThink The Drink (RTD)

We are working with ReThink The Drink to create infographics, hard stickers, and flyers. We also want to capture stories of construction workers and their loved ones about the impacts of excessive alcohol consumption. Our goal is to have stories that can be shared on RTD social media accounts, the CSPP website, and partners’ platforms.

We are hoping to roll out a comprehensive campaign in Jan. 2023! 

RTD HardHat Stickers

Boom Goes The Stigma Podcast!

We just wrapped up our latest series of podcasts.

Huge thank you to all of our guests:

  • *Kristina Ewing: Andersen Construction
  • Steven Frost: CSPP’s QPR Liason 
  • Crystal Larson: Lines For Life’s Community Training Program Manager
  • Mike Ellis and Barte Hess: Apollo Construction
  • Dr. Nabarun Dasgupta: Opioid Data Lab at the University of North Carolina
  • Dr. Andy Walmsley: Clinical Psychologist, Tools For Your New Plymouth, New Zealand 
  • John Hickey: Executive Director Asphalt Pavement Association of Oregon  
  • John McIlveen Ph.D. LMHC: State Opioid Treatment Authority (SOTA) for the State of Oregon. 

*Our latest podcast with Kristina was released last week. We will be releasing episodes biweekly. You can find them wherever you get your podcast or check them out on our website. Next year, we will begin another series, our goal is to capture more boots-on-the-ground stories along with expert interviews. If you have ideas for great guests, please connect with us!

New materials:

Please check out our resource page, we have a new opioid warning flyer and other materials. In addition, a big thank you to Natalie Cordova for helping design CSPP’s 988 banners for construction sites in Arizona. If you’re interested in getting these, contact Max Margolis at maxm@linesforlife. He will walk you through the details. 

Natalie C. with Co-Worker
Banner on Site

The Road Ahead! 

We are thankful to have exciting opportunities ahead. In December, CSPP will present at the Asphalt Pavement Association of Oregon’s Annual Meeting in Bend.

We are also thankful that Anna Klein, LFL’s AmeriCorp Volunteer, is helping CSPP establish a social media presence. She is creating a CSPP Facebook page. We will let you know when it goes live! 

Finally, we will have a new overview video soon! We’ll let you know when it goes live!

Happy Thanksgiving!