Welcome to my blog. My name is Dustin K. MacDonald. I cut my teeth in the nonprofit world by working for Distress Centre Durham, where I developed the Online Text and Chat (ONTX) Program. I’ve since developed skills in Program Evaluation, Data Analysis, Crisis Intervention, Suicide Prevention, and other subjects.

I write on this blog about suicide, nonprofit management, math and statistics, occasional IT or computing topics and organizational and community development. You can read more about me below, or check out the links along the top of the page.

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4 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.


  2. Thanks for writing about starting a crisis line. I am starting to investigate this as a service that Radical Forgiveness coaches could offer. Yours is literally the first article I’ve read in my search!! Thanks for dpi g this work!

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