CCDC downtown Boise parking structures: Evaluation and recommendations related to suicide means accessibility


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Kane K, Sprague R.
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Using police dispatch report data for calls relating to mental health crises and/or suicidal subjects involving certain parking structures in Boise, Idaho, the Suicide Prevention Program sought to determine which attributes made a particular garage more frequently used than others by suicidal individuals. Through their findings they were able to recommend structural and other strategies such as signage with the crisis line number and training security officers and other parking structure personnel in crisis intervention.