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

Date: 2016
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Report
Author:  Kane K, Sprague R.
Publisher:  Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
State:  Idaho

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. 

Settings:  Communities
Planning and Implementing:  Finding and Using Data
Strategies:  Reduce Access to Means