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Mental Health

It takes strength to ask for help.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues and need immediate assistance, please call or text:

Although we’re not mental health professionals, our members’ mental health is extremely important to us. The resources listed below are intended to help jump start a dialogue for those who are in need of assistance. If you’re feeling stressed, isolated, depressed, or just in need of a helping hand, mental health assistance is just a click away.

Breaking the Stigma Around Mental Health

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are three things you can do now:

  • If you see a Brother or Sister struggling, reach out. Drop them a text or give them a call just to see how they’re doing.
  • Encourage them to use their Union Benefits. We’ve got a platinum health plan that includes mental health coverage. In fact, certain plans are offering free online counseling during COVID-19.
  • Join our new BOSS (Brotherhood Outreach for Strength and Support) committee. Send an email to

Help break the stigma of mental health.

You can get information on all the Benefits the Union has to offer by visiting the Southwest Carpenters Trust.

ComPsych Carpenters Assistance Program (CCAP) provides help for you and your family with emotional, relationship, financial, legal or substance abuse problems. Free, confidential help is available 24/7 with a dedicated phone line just for Southwest Mountain States Carpenters, 1-833-792-2271. For more information, please click here.


No or low-pay national, state, and county resources are listed below.


The BOSS Committee (Brotherhood Outreach for Strength and Support) is a committee that was introduced by EST Frank Hawk to determine how best to provide help and resources for members in need.

BOSS was recently selected as the recipient of the Visionary Labor Union Award for the 2023 Construction Working Minds Summit. This award is presented to organizations that are making strides in breaking the stigma of mental health in the construction industry.

Ask your Local for more information on joining the BOSS (Brotherhood Outreach for Strength and Support) Committee, or send an email to

Additional Resources

Find more information regarding mental health resources.


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