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Christopher Gandin Le is represented by FRESH Speakers. To book a talk with him, please contact the fine folks at FRESH.

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Chris Gandin Le tackles one of the most fraught social problems facing us in modern times: the preponderance of suicide, especially among young people. He helped launch the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, as well as the Veterans Crisis Line and He serves on the advisory board for Crisis Text Line, Connect Safely, the National Domestic Violence Hotline, and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. And he has advised major social networks–Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, et al–on their suicide protocols.

In all of these efforts, as in his speaking, Chris takes a profoundly personal approach to large scale mental health issues. His mom fled Vietnam in 1978 when he was four months old, making him one of the first “boat people.” After a year in a refugee camp, they were sponsored by an American family to come to the U.S. Chris spends his life trying to provide the same kind of refuge that he felt in that moment, for others. He’s a credible breath of fresh air for a tech audience, given his collaborations with Facebook among others, but also brings unusual expertise to a mental health conference where few have done as much work online as he has. He’s also a hit with college students, who are aching for a relatable voice on the dark nights of the soul they inevitably face.

Christopher Gandin Le also speaks engagingly about how companies and federal agencies can effectively provide concrete services through social media.
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  • Christopher Gandin Le is available to speak on the following topics:

    • Preventing Suicide Online: Using New Media for Suicide Prevention
    • Compassion and the Internet: Creating a More Emotionally Intelligent Space
    • Using User-Generated Content to Educate and Engage
    • Suicide Postvention Online
    • Dos and Don’ts for Online Memorials
  • Christopher Gandin Le speaks at conferences and meetings in these formats:

    • Keynotes
    • Discussion panels (as moderator or panelist)
    • Breakout sessions
    • Lunch conversations
    • Half- and full-day workshops