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Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

Director of Safety and suicide survivor shares how his experience is helping others in construction

Building PA Podcast September 26, 2023

This podcast highlights the importance of addressing mental health issues, especially in the construction industry. The conversation with Marko Kaar, director of safety operations at BBE Incorporated, emphasized the need for open communication, resources, and support. Kaar touches on the nationwide prevalence of mental health challenges in the industry and encourages […]

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Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

Chris Lalevee with Operators Local 825 Opens Up about Mental Health and Paying it Forward

Building PA Podcast September 19, 2023

To further acknowledge Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, we reached out to Chris Lalevee, a business agent affiliated with the Operating Engineers Local 825. In an exclusive one-on-one interview, Chris opened up about a period in his life when he faced significant challenges, including anxiety, depression, and resorting to self-medication as a means […]

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Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

Reducing Stigma

Building PA Podcast September 12, 2023

In recognition of Suicide Prevention Month, we have a well-respected thought leader in the mental health and wellness space, Senior Director of the National Stigma Initiative at Shatterproof, Rachel Cooper. This episode its all about stigma and how it is one of the key drivers and main barriers to treatment and recovery.  […]

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Metal Health & Wellness in Construction

Podcast Replay – Kicking off Suicide Prevention Month with Mandi Kime

Building PA Podcast September 5, 2023

In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month, The Building PA Podcast is sharing a powerful podcast replay with one of the construction industry’s most notable individuals and advocates for mental health in construction, Mandi Kime, Safety Director for AGC of Washington. This podcast replay is worth sharing not only with those […]

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Metal Health & Wellness in Construction

Yinz Good? A New Mental Health Initiative for the Construction Industry

Building PA Podcast August 8, 2023

The Contructors of Western Pennsylvania (CAWP) and the Master Builder’s Association of Western Pennsylvania (MBA) have partnered together to bring a new mental health initiative to the construction industry in western PA — Yinz Good? Jason Koss, director of industry relations for the CAWP, and Bob McCall, director of safety for the MBA are […]

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Metal Health & Wellness in Construction

Mindset Reset a conversation with Author, Edna Howard

Building PA Podcast July 11, 2023

In this podcast episode, we talk with Edna Howard, the president of Voices of Encouragement, a training and development company focused on empowering the workforce. The discussion is around the importance of employee wellness, safety concerns, and workforce challenges. Howard shares her passion for leadership development and helping leaders have […]

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Mental Health & Wellness

Suicide Prevention. How to recognize the warning signs of someone who may need help.

Building PA Podcast September 20, 2022

This episode of the Building PA Podcast continues our commitment to talking about mental health and wellness and suicide prevention. September 4-11 marked the one week set aside to highlight suicide prevention on a national level however, it’s a topic that needs to continue to be at the forefront of […]

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Mental Health & Wellness

On the other side of addiction. One man’s story of survival and recovery.

Tracy Sturla September 13, 2022

Today’s podcast continues the conversation about suicide prevention and mental health and wellness in the construction workplace.  Our guest, Mark St. Cyr, carpenter, union member, and construction superintendent openly shares his story of abuse and mental health issues that led him down a path of addiction at a very early […]