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A call to Distress Centre Calgary saved my life: Lee Horbachewski

2018-10-10T18:12:43+00:00

In October 2004, Lee Horbachewski was without hope. She was suffering from untreated postpartum depression after the birth of her second daughter and was ready to take her life. She had a plan and the means to attempt suicide. In a moment of clarity, she pulled out the phone book and found the number for [...]

A call to Distress Centre Calgary saved my life: Lee Horbachewski2018-10-10T18:12:43+00:00

Thank you for coming to Lend An Ear!

2018-09-28T20:08:26+00:00

Lend An Ear 2018 took place on September 20th, 2018. For our 8th annual fundraiser, we tried a new format, hosting an evening event instead of a breakfast. Crescent Point Energy donated the stunning venue. Peasant Cheese catered the evening. New Level Brewing donated delicious local beer for our guests to enjoy. Thank you to [...]

Thank you for coming to Lend An Ear!2018-09-28T20:08:26+00:00

Volunteer Impact Event: Building the Distress Centre community

2018-07-31T22:28:53+00:00

Distress Centre’s first ever Volunteer Impact Event took place on July 25th, 2018. Like Volunteer Appreciation Events in the past, the event focused on showing our gratitude for the dedication shown by our crisis line volunteers. The event differed from events in the past as the focus was on getting feedback and ideas from volunteers [...]

Volunteer Impact Event: Building the Distress Centre community2018-07-31T22:28:53+00:00

Tickets for Lend An Ear 2018 are now on sale!

2018-06-11T20:46:49+00:00

We hope you will join us for our 8th annual Lend An Ear event! Our MC this year is the very entertaining and funny Dominik Diamond, a Scottish television and radio presenter, and morning host of 96.9 JACK Radio. Making her way from the bush of Northern Alberta, Bebe Buckskin, a Nêhiyaw singer song-writer will [...]

Tickets for Lend An Ear 2018 are now on sale!2018-06-11T20:46:49+00:00

Calgary Hitmen and ConnecTeen celebrate 9 year partnership

2018-02-24T01:38:56+00:00

On Sunday, February 18, 2018, the Calgary Hitmen faced the Saskatoon Blades at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Hitmen unfortunately lost 1-5 against the Blades, but thousands of fans still enjoyed a great game and had a chance to learn about Calgary’s youth peer support service, ConnecTeen. ConnecTeen provides confidential peer support to Calgary teens by [...]

Calgary Hitmen and ConnecTeen celebrate 9 year partnership2018-02-24T01:38:56+00:00

Support ConnecTeen – Calgary Hitmen tickets now on sale!

2018-01-17T21:22:16+00:00

On Sunday, February 18th at 2pm, join us as the Calgary Hitmen take on the Saskatoon Blades, in support of ConnecTeen - Distress Centre's youth peer support program. Teen peer support by phone, text, chat and email. When you purchase your tickets not only will you receive a discounted rate of $12 per ticket, but [...]

Support ConnecTeen – Calgary Hitmen tickets now on sale!2018-01-17T21:22:16+00:00

7th annual Lend An Ear Breakfast a success!

2017-09-27T20:32:59+00:00

David Granirer, a comedian, counsellor, speaker and author, headlined our Lend An Ear Breakfast. On the morning of September 21st, 2017, we gathered in the beautiful Odd Fellows Hall for our 7th Annual Lend An Ear Breakfast. Comedian, David Granirer, from Vancouver, BC, headlined the morning. He is a stand-up comic, counsellor, mental health speaker [...]

7th annual Lend An Ear Breakfast a success!2017-09-27T20:32:59+00:00

Introducing David Granirer: This year’s headliner for our Lend An Ear Breakfast

2017-09-19T20:26:44+00:00

“If you give someone with a mental illness something they really want to do, they will make it happen.” Distress Centre is thrilled to welcome David Granirer, this year’s headliner for the Lend An Ear Breakfast. David hails from Vancouver B.C. and is a stand-up comic, counsellor, mental health speaker and author. At the age [...]

Introducing David Granirer: This year’s headliner for our Lend An Ear Breakfast2017-09-19T20:26:44+00:00

ConnecTeen and the Calgary Hitmen Celebrate 8 Year Partnership

2017-03-21T17:06:20+00:00

ConnecTeen staff with Youth Central volunteers at the CT booth. On Sunday, March 12, 2017, the Calgary Hitmen faced off against the Edmonton Oil Kings to take the win, with a final score of 5-2. Thousands of fans turned out to cheer the Hitmen to victory and to support ConnecTeen, Distress Centre’s youth peer support [...]

ConnecTeen and the Calgary Hitmen Celebrate 8 Year Partnership2017-03-21T17:06:20+00:00

4th Annual Outrun The Stigma helps create a world without mental health stigma

2016-10-25T18:02:16+00:00

The Stigma, can you outrun him? Outrun the Stigma was formed at the University of Calgary when Co-Founders Leah Shipton and Amy Li, leaders of the Distress Centre on Campus Club, noticed a gap in the running culture for runs that raise awareness for mental health. In October 2013, the DC on Campus Club, together [...]

4th Annual Outrun The Stigma helps create a world without mental health stigma2016-10-25T18:02:16+00:00
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