The construction industry has one of the highest rates of suicides among all occupations being four times higher than the general population. In Michigan, the construction and extraction occupation suicide rate was 75.4 per 100,000 people in 2019 according to MDHHS. her Michigan’s commitment to supporting mental health in the workplace, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joined the prevention effort this week, releasing a proclamation declaring Sept. 5-9 Construction Suicide Prevention Week in Michigan.