With the announcement today from the Government of Canada, launching the national 9-8-8 suicide crisis helpline, the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada offered the following statement:

“The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada was pleased to see the Government of Canada’s announcement today on the 9-8-8 suicide crisis helpline.

Health and safety remains of critical importance to our industry, and mental health is no different. An accessible phone number that provides immediate support for those in crisis is welcomed by our industry.

We all have a role to play in removing the stigma around mental health, and to share the message that ‘it’s okay to not be okay.’”