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Are you having thoughts of suicide? Reach out for help | Sep 12 2016
Every year in Alberta hundreds of people die by suicide. The tragic ripple effect that occurs after a suicide means that many more people have been bereaved by suicide. Suicide is preventable. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please seek support. Read More »

4 ways to be a better ally | Aug 31 2016
Learn how to better support marginalized groups of people to create a less oppressive Calgary community for everyone. Read More »

29th Willow Park Charity Golf Classic raises $407,350 for Distress Centre | Jul 29 2016
See some highlights from the hugely successful 2016 tournament, including two hole-in-ones that netted $20,000 for our services. Read More »

Talking to your children about tragedy | Jul 18 2016
With the recent tragic death of Taliyah Marsman parents find themselves yet again trying to explain the impossible to their kids. We’ve compiled some tips to help parents handle this difficult conversation. Read More »

[Infographic] 5 Steps to Help a Friend in Distress | Jul 12 2016
Here are five steps to effectively supporting a friend or family member who comes to you in distress. Read More »

211 helps Syrian refugees and new immigrants settle in Calgary | Jun 20 2016
211 Calgary and Area can help Syrian refugees and new Canadians get settled in Calgary by connecting them to the thousands of social, community and government resources in the city. 211 is available 24/7, free to use and offered in over 200 languages. Read More »

Distress Centre launches Need Help? / Can Help? campaign | Jun 07 2016
In this tough economy, more people need our help than ever before. As demand for our services increases, so does our need for funding. If you need help, we are here for you 24/7. If you can help, text SUPPORT to 20222 to donate $10. Read More »

211 calls up in wake of Fort McMurray wild fires | May 12 2016
Evacuees in Calgary are encouraged to call 211 if they need help finding resources. For those experiencing emotional distress, our crisis line is available 24/7. Read More »

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