If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, we're here to help. Use these resources to find help for you or a family member.


Get Immediate Help in a Crisis

Call 911 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger or go to the nearest emergency room.

Call or text 988 if you are experiencing a mental health emergency.


To contact the Crisis Text Line, text "MN" to 741741.
Find your local crisis number by entering your county or zip code at




As an eligible Participant in the MN Laborers Health Fund, there are mental health resources available to you and your eligible family members. You don't have to face your troubles alone, no matter how big or small they may be. Help is readily available to support you through any challenges you may be facing. 

LIUNA members and their loved ones have exclusive and complimentary access to two exceptional Employee Assistance Providers (EAP): Sand Creek and TEAMs. Click to learn about your EAP services and resources.

Let's talk.

Sometimes life or work gets more challenging than we can handle. Your union has your back. We are committed to keeping everyone safe on and off the job. Not sure where to start getting help? Here are three sets of people you can talk to.

  • A trusted coworker or manager.

  • A LIUNA steward, agent, staff or leader. Many are trained in QPR and know how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. (What is QPR?)

  • A professional counselor, a health provider at a Laborers Health & Wellness Clinic, or your primary doctor. 
Lets talk


Common Warning Signs of Mental Health

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Diagnosing mental health conditions is far from a simple science. Unlike diabetes where blood sugar levels can be easily tested, diagnosing mental health conditions is not as straightforward. Every mental health condition presents with its own distinct set of symptoms, although it is not uncommon for symptoms to intersect. Here are some commonly observed signs and symptoms that may indicate a mental health condition:

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Feeling very sad or withdrawn for more than two weeks

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Trying to harm or end one’s life or making plans to do so

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Sudden overwhelming fear for no reason, sometimes with a racing heart, physical discomfort or difficulty breathing

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Significant weight loss or gain

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Excessive use of alcohol or drugs

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Drastic changes in mood, behavior, personality or sleeping habits

Supporting Mental Health & Preventing Death by Suicide in the Minnesota Construction Industry

Suicide has become a prominent cause of death in the construction industry. It is crucial not to overlook any warning signs - instead, take action, engage, connect, and actively work towards preventing such tragedies.

Educate yourself on how to start the conversation:

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