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Q&A with Nexen employee and crisis line volunteer, Shane Stronach | Apr 24 2017
From corporate Calgary to our crisis lines, Shane discusses how volunteering with us has impacted his life and his work at Nexen, a Distress Centre Community Partner. Read More »

My journey from crisis line volunteer to registered psychologist | Apr 06 2017
I encourage anyone who is interested in the areas of counselling, psychology, or social work to check out Distress Centre Calgary as a way to learn not only more about the field, but about themselves as they find who they are on the phone lines, helping others in times of distress. Read More »

ConnecTeen and the Calgary Hitmen Celebrate 8 Year Partnership | Mar 21 2017
Hitmen fans received free ConnecTeen sunglasses! Read More »

What it’s like to volunteer at ConnecTeen, Distress Centre’s teen crisis line | Feb 17 2017
Volunteering on our youth peer support line has been an incredible experience for Grace, Wentao and Ryan. Read More »

5 Steps to Help Someone Who is Having Suicidal Thoughts | Jan 24 2017
It can feel overwhelming when you find out a friend or family member is having thoughts of suicide. But you can help. Here’s how. Read More »

Husband and wife team up to raise thousands for Distress Centre | Jan 13 2017
Rich Paxton realized he wanted to do more for Distress Centre as soon as he began volunteering on our crisis lines. So he and his wife, Lauren Paxton, teamed up to create Listen Up! Calgary. Since 2014 the annual event has raised $18,000 for DC. Read More »

Thank you for your support in 2016 | Dec 20 2016
We could not provide 24/7 crisis support to Calgary without the support of volunteers, staff, sponsors, donors and supporters. Read More »

Distress Centre honours Michelle Wickerson | Nov 30 2016
We’re proud to announce the Michelle Wickerson Memorial Award in memory of someone who gave so much to Distress Centre and to the field social work. Read More »

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association and Distress Centre partnership a ‘win-win’ | Nov 09 2016
When charities collaborate we can provide the best possible service for the clients. Read More »