CONFIDENTIAL CHAT

Lend An Ear is just around the corner! Start your day with Distress Centre on Thursday, September 22 and participate in our Lend An Ear virtual event along with our special guests Ron MacLean, Catriona Le May Doan, Dr. Karen MacNeill and Stephanie Labbé. Ron will hold a captivating conversation with Catriona, Karen and Stephanie...

Image: The Distress Centre team at Outrun the Stigma 2019 Outrun the Stigma is a 5 or 10k walk/run that raises funds and awareness for Distress Centre and mental health. Last year the event raised over $15,000 and in total it has raised $221,000 for DC since 2013! Outrun the Stigma was started by students at the...

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To sum up everything Lee did for Distress Centre Calgary in just a few paragraphs is impossible. The impact of her generosity, advocacy and spirit is immeasurable. [caption id="attachment_22848" align="alignright" width="434"] Lee and her husband Neil after making a donation in 2014.[/caption] Distress Centre rarely has caller stories to share, as most people don't want others to...

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Content Warning: mention of suicide Ahsan has been volunteering with Distress Centre and our ConnecTeen youth program since 2015 but he still remembers the call that changed the way he handles crisis calls. Ahsan answered a call from someone who told him they were having thoughts of suicide, they had a plan to attempt suicide and they...

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Hundreds of non-urgent calls to Calgary 911 have been diverted away from requiring a police response as part of a call-diversion pilot program that began in February between Distress Centre/211, Calgary Police and Calgary 911. Through the program, 248 non-urgent calls to Calgary 911 have been diverted away from requiring police response. “Partnerships like this are...

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HOPE GROWS IN THE FACE OF CHALLENGES 2021 was a tough year. Albertans continued to deal with COVID-19 alongside their own personal challenges and crises. Distress Centre was always there to listen and offer hope to those who needed it through such uncertain times. See our Report to the Community to learn about our impact, partnerships...

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