The construction industry is tough by nature. Long hours, difficult manual labor, razor-thin margins, and competitive markets make for an industry filled with pressure. These factors, along with social, political, and environmental factors make mental health and wellbeing a critical issue in the construction industry today. Historically, though, this hasn’t always been an issue at the forefront of people’s priorities. Often there has been a “don’t ask, don’t tell” mentality. But sometimes, the first step to solving a problem is simply starting the conversation.

Cal Beyer talks about this in a blog on Briq’s site called “Having the Conversation: Mental Health in Construction.”