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Introducing David Granirer: This year’s headliner for our Lend An Ear Breakfast | Sep 19 2017
"If you give someone with a mental illness something they really want to do, they will make it happen.” Read More »

For World Suicide Prevention Day: 19% of Distress Centre's online contacts are suicide related | Sep 11 2017
This week is World Suicide Prevention Week. Reach out if you need support. Call us 24/7, chat online or submit an intake for our free, professional counselling. Read More »

ConnecTeen launches new refreshed brand – just in time for back-to-school | Sep 05 2017
We strive to ensure that teens feel comfortable reaching out to us. That’s why we have updated the look of ConnecTeen’s branding and website, and changed the ConnecTeen tagline, to one that better reflects the vision of Distress Centre and ConnecTeen. Read More »

Finding Jasper | Aug 25 2017
18-year-old Jasper has conquered more boundaries in one year than he ever thought was possible. DC has been fortunate to have him here as a practicum student and crisis line volunteer. Read More »

My journey from Uzbekistan to Calgary | Aug 08 2017
See the story of Distress Centre employee, Gulya Taubaldieva, a wife, working mom and refugee. Read More »

Volunteering led Carol to finding her true passion | Jul 19 2017
Carol Markusse, a successful business professional, was enjoying life with her husband and two children. But she felt like something was missing. Read More »

Meet Jerilyn Dressler, our new Executive Director | Jul 03 2017
Jerilyn is an authentic, collaborative, and transformative leader who brings her passion and vision to every team and project she is a part of, and everyone at DCC is excited to see what the future holds under her leadership. Read More »

Ian's Story | Jun 15 2017
For Men's Health Month: With your support, we can continue to help men like Ian. Read More »

Goodbye from Joan Roy, after 25 years at Distress Centre | Jun 01 2017
The time has come for me to say goodbye to Distress Centre and to all the great folks I’ve had the opportunity to work with over the past 25 years. Read More »

13 reasons why you should contact Distress Centre Calgary | May 16 2017
We appreciate the conversation that the Netflix show, 13 Reasons Why, has generated around suicide, mental health and stigma, and we want to continue that conversation. We encourage anyone who needs support to reach out to us. Read More »

After 25 years, Distress Centre bids a fond farewell to Joan Roy | May 10 2017
On June 1st, the staff, volunteers and board at Distress Centre Calgary will bid a fond farewell to Executive Director, Joan Roy, as she begins her next adventure on a well-earned retirement. Read More »

211 provided critical information to Fort McMurray Evacuees | May 03 2017
The Wood Buffalo wildfires displaced thousands of Albertans one year ago this month. See how 211 responded during this crisis. Read More »

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 »