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Mental Health Crisis Is Hitting the Engineering Sector Hard

October 03, 2019 / Fabienne Lang

You most likely know someone who works in the engineering field or are an engineer yourself. But did you know that over a fifth 22.5% of engineers have thought of committing suicide or thought of self-harming and that men are 3.5 times more likely to have said this? These are staggering numbers, especially in a sector that is so huge. British inclusion consultancy, EqualEngineers, published a full report today, with their findings on the pressing issue of mental health in this sector. The EqualEngineers survey found that one in five engineers have lost a work colleague to suicide.