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img text: Distress Centre’s journey to accreditation with the American Association of Suicidology

Distress Centre received accreditation from the American Association of Suicidology on February 3, 2021. Guest post by: Mike Velthuis Kroeze, Crisis Program Manager A quick Google search for the definition of accreditation suggests “the action or process of officially recognizing someone as having a particular status or being qualified to perform a particular activity.” When I look...

See this update as a video! It was a very long winter for all of us here in Calgary and across Alberta – the fourth coldest Calgary winter on record. With warmer temperatures and longer days, there is renewed optimism that spring is near and hope that summer weather is around the corner. At Distress Centre Calgary,...

2018 has been another challenging year for both Calgarians and our agency, due to the economy and the increased demand we’ve seen for our crisis services. We have been able to respond to the changing needs of our community thanks to the ongoing support of our volunteers, staff, Board, partners, donors, and funders. 2018 was another...

On June 1st, 2017, we introduced Jerilyn Dressler as our new Executive Director at Distress Centre. Jerilyn grew up in a small community in Saskatchewan where there were few resources available in her community for those who needed mental health or addictions support. This inspired her to pursue an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a career...

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