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CONEXPO-CON/AGG Launches Comprehensive Mental Health Resource Hub

Parul Dubey on May 15, 2024 - in Announcement, Events

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and CONEXPO-CON/AGG, North America’s largest construction trade show, is shining a light on mental health issues in the construction industry.

Recognizing the unique challenges faced by professionals in this field, the organization has launched a comprehensive resource hub dedicated to mental wellness. The initiative aims to change the industry’s approach to mental health by providing actionable resources, sharing inspiring personal stories, and offering practical advice for both employers and employees.

With a focus on creating a supportive community, CONEXPO-CON/AGG is committed to bringing awareness to the mental health struggles prevalent in the construction sector and fostering an environment where seeking help and discussing mental wellness is normalized and encouraged.

“The construction industry is filled with professionals committed to precision in everything they do,” said CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show Director Dana Wuesthoff. “This level of attention and care must also be given to the mental health of all construction professionals.  CONEXPO-CON/AGG is committed to breaking down stigmas and creating a future where mental health isn’t an afterthought but the cornerstone of our industry.”

Content includes the award-winning CONEXPO-CON/AGG podcast where Denis Cashman courageously shares  his battle with addiction and his triumphant journey of recovery. Another episode, featuring Ryan Preistly, tackles managing the stress of construction and how to maintain a work/life balance in an industry that doesn’t always make it easy to sit back and appreciate achievements.  

Encouraging Men to Talk About Mental Health, examines why research shows men die by suicide four times more than women. It also explores the path to destigmatizing mental health and how to encourage men and women to talk about these issues.

Other resources and articles include topics like; Coping with Stress on the Jobsite, Tips for How to Support your Employees’ Mental Health, How to Reduce Stress In Construction, 7 Step Guide to Improving Mental Health In Construction.

The comprehensive resource hub can be found here. The next CONEXPO-CON/AGG takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 3-7, 2026.

The CONEXPO-CON/AGG 365 newsletter will feature content about mental health over the course of the next few months. While these topics can be challenging, we want to remind you about one underlying feature: hope. 

The newsletter will tackle topics related to suicide, PTSD and other mental health conditions that are prevalent in the construction industry. There are resources to help – whether you need help yourself or want to help a friend. Where there is help, there is hope. 

One way to attack the mental health stigma is by telling your story. Please contact us if you would like to share your journey with fellow CONEXPO-CON/AGG 365 readers.

If you are in a mental health crisis, call or text 988 to speak to a crisis counselor now. You can also text HOME to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line and speak to a live, trained crisis counselor. Learn more about the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 988.

About CONEXPO-CON/AGG

Held every three years, CONEXPO-CON/AGG is the must-attend event for construction industry professionals. The show features the latest equipment, products, services and technologies for the construction industry, as well as industry-leading education. CONEXPO-CON/AGG is owned in partnership with NRMCA, NSSGA and AEM and managed by AEM. The next CONEXPO-CON/AGG will be held March 3-7, 2026, in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information on CONEXPO-CON/AGG, visit https://www.conexpoconagg.com.

 

About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

AEM is the North America-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry in the United States supports 2.3 million jobs and contributes roughly $316 billion to the economy every year. 

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