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Hurt in a New York Construction Accident? Beware of Depression

The time has come to talk about injured construction workers and depression. Construction workers may typically be men and they generally think of themselves as "tough" guys. Yet, assuming we take that to be true, it is important to remember that even the most macho construction workers are people. They have feelings and those feelings can easily lead to depression after a serious New York construction accident.

Why do we have to talk about this?

Although it may be uncomfortable for some injured New York construction workers to talk about depression or other mental health issues, it is important. Untreated depression could lead to serious consequences such as:

  • Poor health
  • Unnecessary risk taking
  • Suicide

These consequences are not inevitable, however, and may be within your control to prevent.

What should I do if I'm depressed?

If you are depressed after a New York construction accident injury then we encourage you to remember that there is no stigma attached to getting mental health help. Please speak to a professional as soon as possible so that you can get the help that you need to get better.

You may not only be helping yourself, but you may help to change the climate in the construction industry and you may help your coworkers. Please start today by getting any help you need and by sharing this blog post with any coworkers who may benefit from reading it. We wish you the best of luck with your recovery from your physical and emotional accident injuries!

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