Presented at DEF CON 21 (Defcon) in Las Vegas, 2013
This workshop presents evidence based practices to assess suicide risk in others, and an introduction to the step-by-step practice of crisis intervention. Rather than presenting a "depressing discussion of depression," attendees will learn the same threat modeling and crisis response best practices taught to first responders and mental health professionals, in a condensed format that answers many common questions people may be afraid to ask. Special attention will be paid to risk as it affects our particular community, and an overview of crisis network technical implementations / limitations (effects of digital anonymity & ethical concerns, etc.) will be presented.