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Guest post by Caleb Anderson. People with drug and alcohol addictions are generally not the healthiest of people. A substance abuse disorder is a type of self-harm, involving a lack of self-esteem. Drugs and alcohol make it harder to love yourself. As a result, you won’t take care of yourself. When you’re in recovery, you have...

Check out our latest newsletter to stay updated on all things happening at Distress Centre. In this issue: Roxanne Cote celebrates ten years at our agency, Distress Centre wins the Calgary Award for Community Advocate Organization, and more! [edgtf_button size="" type="" text="Read it here!" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://conta.cc/2KtkBce" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight=""...

In tribute to Carol Oliver. For Distress Centre, the development and on-going successes of the fund development team is essential to achieving our mission of providing compassionate, accessible crisis support that enhances the health, well-being and resiliency of individuals in distress, all at no cost to the individual. It is because of Distress Centre’s dedicated and...

In Calgary, approximately 180 vulnerable seniors are reported missing each year. These incidents place a tremendous toll on family members, friends, and neighbours of the missing person, and often require the involvement of costly emergency services to search. Silver Alert systems engage the community in locating missing older people who have cognitive challenges. During Seniors’ Week...

Demands for Distress Centre Services Continues to Rise Year-Over-Year

Distress Centre Calgary’s 2017 Annual Report Findings Released (CALGARY, AB) –Distress Centre Calgary (DCC) has just released their 2017 Report to Community. Findings from this report indicate that the demands for Distress Centre services continues its rise year-over-year. Crisis contacts made to the centre (crisis calls, chats, emails and texts) increased by 19.2% and 27.4% in 2017,...

We are all connected. Today, our world is more connected than ever by things like social media, text and chat. Yet with all this digital connection, we lose human contact—seeing words and images on a screen instead of the people behind them. We consume faster, compare ourselves to other people’s “highlight reels” and become increasingly detached...

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