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May 2024: International Mental Health Awareness Month


Promoting and protecting the mental health of BAC members and their families is a fundamental mission of the Member Assistance Program (MAP). One study showed that over 80% of construction workers have experienced a mental health challenge; and higher construction worker suicide rates are critical to speak out on as well. BAC members experiencing mental health challenges (whether acute or chronic, and from mild to severe), should know that they have the support and solidarity from their Union.


If you or someone you know is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911. You may also obtain immediate 24/7 help from the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by calling 988

MAP Now is a monthly bulletin covering essential health concerns that is newly available from the IU Member Assistance Program. Every month, the bulletin will be updated with information regarding the topic of the month and contacts for professionals to reach out to with concerns.

Make sure to check back every month for a new topic!

April 2024: National Alcohol Awareness Month
April 2024: National Counseling Awareness Month
April 2024: National Month of Hope
March 10-16, 2024: National Sleep Awareness Week
February 2024: International Boost Self-Esteem Month
February 1, 2024: Time to Talk Day
January 2024: National Mental Wellness Month
December 2023: Seasonal Depression Awareness Month
November 1, 2023: International Stress Awareness Day
October 2023: National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month
September 2023: Suicide Prevention Month
August 31, 2023: International Overdose Awareness Day
July 2023: National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
June 2023: Men's Health Month
May 2023: Mental Health Awareness Month