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United Survivors (US) provides expert commentary and lived experience perspectives for journalists to ensure informed, safe, and effective reporting on suicide. We can connect media with people who have powerful stories to share. We also provide resource referrals to filmmakers and collaborations. Contact: unitedsuicidesurvivors@gmail.com.

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Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas
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News Coverage

Boys do cry: Rural Michigan men are opening up about mental health

Channel 9News: Construction industry facing health concerns

The Mental Health Epidemic Afflicting Colorado Construction Workers

New White Paper Available on Mental Health in the Construction Industry

National Summit in KC Focusing on Mental Health, Safety in the Workplace

Eye of the Survivor Storytelling Retreat: Your Hero’s Journey About Surviving Mental Health Challenges – How to Tell Your Story Safely and Effectively

United Suicide Survivors International Segment on 9NEWS with Jordan Chavez

Colorado Nonprofit and International Partners Gather to Transform Approaches to Suicide and Suicide Prevention

New York Becomes a National Leader in Workplace Well-Being – Organizations are First to Complete Year-long Certification Proving Culture Change on Mental Health

Colorado to Become a National Leader in Workplace Well-Being

Oklahoma Department of Mental Health Gives Guidance for Workplace Suicide Prevention

Mental Health And The Construction Industry: Q&A With Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas

Bloomberg – “Employers Make Progress on Mental Health But There’s More to Do”

Denver Business Journal – “How Colorado companies can address suicide in the workplace”

Northwest Herald – “The suicide story: Sharing to understand and prevent”

ABC News 19 – “UW-La Crosse hosts ‘Suicide Prevention Summit'”

Society for Human Resource Management – “Workplace Help May Be Key to Preventing Suicide”

Human Resources Director – “Warning signs of suicidal behavior at work”

Daily Independent coverage of loss survivor and US collaborative effort to save lives in the dental industry – “Scottsdale resident hosts suicide prevention fundraiser at Saguaro Lake”

Bay News 9’s coverage of company president/ US donor with lived experience: “Bay area man on mission to curb high suicide rates in construction”

KUSA 9 News coverage of Construction Working Minds Summit, hosted by US: “First of its kind conference works to change sobering suicide statistics in construction industry”

The Colorado Sun’s coverage of Construction Working Minds Summit, hosted by US: “The construction industry has a high suicide rate. Experts gathered in Denver to find a solution.”

KUSA 9 News coverage of Mental Health Month/US Fundraiser, “’When it seems the world is caving in I must remember to count my joy’: Singers perform to address mental health struggles”

Westword coverage of Mental Health Month/US Fundraiser, “Dazzle Hosts Mental Health Benefit Concert Tonight”

Washington Post: “More Americans are killing themselves at work/Companies grapple with what is appropriate to share and how to support co-workers”

Press Releases

Hope Blooms at the Buffalo Rose at November 1  Fundraiser for Suicide Prevention 

400+ Construction Industry Leaders Gathered in Kansas City to Advocate, Share and
Collaborate for Construction Workers Well-Being

“The Role of HR and Employment Law in Workplace Suicide Prevention – New Report Addresses Concerns and Provides Recommendations”

“Arizona Dental Industry Executive Channels Pain into Purpose by Championing Suicide Prevention in her Field and Community”

Global Construction Company Supports Suicide Prevention Nonprofit, Gilbane Building Company Makes Donation to United Suicide Survivors International”

“Asphalt Company Paves the Way to Help Stop Suicide in the Construction Industry – Ajax Paving of Florida makes donation to United Suicide Survivors International, among many other efforts”

“Denver-based Business, Nonprofit and Musicians Partner to put Mental Health in the Spotlight”

“Construction Industry Leaders Gather to Solve Mental Health Challenges”

“New Book Offers Men 10 Tips to Cope with Mental Health Emergencies” (portion of Guts, Grit & The Grind series proceeds benefits US)

In Honor of Diana Cortez Yañez

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