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Suicide in Parking Facilities: Prevention, Response, and Recovery (International Parking Institute, 2016)

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This report from the International Parking Institute outlines strategies that parking organizations can use to prevent deaths by suicide from their parking garages. The report’s first suggestion for prevention is the use of physical barriers. Other suggestions include the use of “Geofencing” via closed-circuit cameras or perimeter landscaping or awnings to reduce the likelihood of severe injury. They emphasize the importance of having staff who are trained in suicide prevention, who know what to look for, and who know what to do if they encounter someone who may be at risk for suicide.

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