Each day 95 Americans take their own lives and more than 3,000 attempt suicide. Many of these attempts occur in our parking garages whether it be in university, municipal or hospital setting. Why does suicide from jumping happen? Where is suicide from jumping most likely to occur? How do we as parking professionals handle this situation if it does occur in our garage? How can parking professionals help prevent suicide from happening? Learn the answers to these questions and more about this tragic yet important topic.
Dr. Lanny Berman, Ph.D., ABPP, has served as executive director of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) since 1995, and concurrently is president of the International Association of Suicide Prevention (IASP). From 1969 to 1991 he taught at the American University, and in 1991 he was named director of the National Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide at the Washington School of Psychiatry. He has published more than 100 professional articles and book chapters and authored/edited seven books in Suicidology. He serves as consulting editor for three peer-reviewed journals: Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, Crisis, and Archives of Suicide Research.
Isaiah Mouw, General Manager for Republic Parking System, currently manages the South Sector facilities for the Parking Authority of River City in Louisville, Kentucky. He received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is also a Certified Administrator of Public Parking (CAPP) Candidate. He has published dozens of articles in several professional journals such as The Parking Professional and Parking Today. Isaiah Mouw is also involved with organizations such as the International Parking Institute, the Mid-South Transportation & Parking Association, the New England Parking Council and the Green Parking Council where he is a Credentialing Committee Member.
Bobby Stone began working with The University of Texas at Austin¹s Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) in 1986. During his time at PTS, he has worked as a cashier, garage supervisor, assistant director, associate director, and director. He has served as the director of PTS since 2008, where he oversees an annual budget of over 20 million dollars and over 300 full- and part-time employees. Mr. Stone has been active in the International Parking Association (IPI), Texas Parking Association (TPA), National Fleet Association (NFA), and Association of Commuter Transportation (ACT).
Andy Troth, CAPP, is director of parking and transportation for Baylor Health Care System. He has more than 17 years of operations experience in hospital, university, and airport operations, as well as shuttle operations, convention center, hotel, and office building operations. He spent six years as director of parking for the Oklahoma University Medical Center in Oklahoma City. In his current position, he evaluates and manages operations of all parking, shuttle and valet operations across the 13 campus system in North Texas. He earned his CAPP designation in 2010.