My name is Dustin K. MacDonald. I’m Canadian, and I work in suicide prevention. On this website you’ll read about my professional activities and interests in counselling, suicide prevention and data analysis.

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You can view my LinkedIn, but here are some quick facts:

  • Experienced helpline/online responder (1600+ hours telephone / 1000+ hours online)
  • Director of Online Support and Communication for Distress Centre Durham

Previous roles included:

Professional Development includes:

I can be reached via LinkedIn (above), Twitter (@dustinmacdonald) or via email at dustin7850@gmail.com.

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi ,
    Thank you for the wonderful website and resources. I am working on a suicide risk assessment for a Senior Behavioral Health Unit in the US and am trying to determine if the NGASR is public domain. I would hate to implement it and then find out we were committing a copyright infringement.
    Once again, thank you for your remarkable work !

    1. Hi Lisa,

      Thanks so much for your comment. Non-profit and non-commercial use of tools like the NGASR is generally protected by fair use copyright in the US, but if you’d like to gain explicit permission for its use I would contact the developer, John R. Cutcliffe at the University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, British Columbia V4N 4Z9, Canada. cutclifj@unbc.ca.


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