Mental Health

Creating a safety plan for suicidal thoughts and self-harm

2023-01-24T18:49:25+00:00

At Distress Centre, we create safety plans with our service users every day. A safety plan can be an effective tool to help mitigate self-harm and suicidal behaviours. The purpose of a safety plan is to help you cope with and distract you from suicidal thoughts and thoughts of self-harm, so you can get through [...]

Creating a safety plan for suicidal thoughts and self-harm2023-01-24T18:49:25+00:00

Helpful tips for winter self-care

2023-01-13T21:07:48+00:00

Helpful tips for winter self-care With the excitement of the holidays behind us, and multiple months of cold weather still stretching ahead, winter can begin to feel like quite a slog. This can be a challenging time for many of us. Winter’s dark mornings, cold weather, and icy streets can make for a [...]

Helpful tips for winter self-care2023-01-13T21:07:48+00:00

Distress Centre and suicide prevention – World Suicide Prevention Day

2022-10-18T16:40:02+00:00

Distress Centre and suicide prevention - World Suicide Prevention Day September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. As a crisis intervention agency, Distress Centre works every day to prevent suicides and decrease the stigma that surrounds the topic of suicide and mental health. If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, [...]

Distress Centre and suicide prevention – World Suicide Prevention Day2022-10-18T16:40:02+00:00

Vitality through vulnerability: guest post from a volunteer

2022-10-18T16:18:35+00:00

Vitality through vulnerability: guest post from a volunteer Guest Author: Lisa Wilder My name is Lisa, and I started my journey with Distress Centre Calgary in mid-September as an online services volunteer. I have what I call a “wondering mind.” Although this can take me off on all sorts of tangents, it should [...]

Vitality through vulnerability: guest post from a volunteer2022-10-18T16:18:35+00:00

Siblings organize motorcycle ride in memory of their sister, Patricia

2022-08-19T17:27:06+00:00

Siblings organize motorcycle ride in memory of their sister, Patricia Forever 41 Memorial Ride takes place on August 7th, 2022 Patricia Dawn was always a helper. She was born in Kamloops, BC and lived all over the Lower Mainland. She held two degrees, one in psychology and the other in nursing [...]

Siblings organize motorcycle ride in memory of their sister, Patricia2022-08-19T17:27:06+00:00

How to be a better listener

2022-10-10T20:21:11+00:00

How to be a better listener As we all deal with the ongoing mental health impact of the pandemic, it’s more important than ever that you’re supporting the people in your life and receiving support when you need it. The number one thing you can do when someone needs support is: listen. All [...]

How to be a better listener2022-10-10T20:21:11+00:00

How to create your own personalized self-care plan (step-by-step guide with a template!)

2022-10-18T17:10:36+00:00

How to create your own personalized self-care plan (step-by-step guide with a template!) 2020 was a difficult year for most of us and one that highlighted the importance of our own mental health and self-care. 2021 is going to challenge us as well. At Distress Centre, we have been talking about self-care and creating a [...]

How to create your own personalized self-care plan (step-by-step guide with a template!)2022-10-18T17:10:36+00:00

Donor Spotlight: Simryn and Praveen Thind

2020-05-14T08:30:15+00:00

Guest Post: Simryn Thind Mental health is often a topic that is neglected or not prioritized, when it should in fact, be at the top of our list in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. In our society many hold stigmas around mental illness. This is especially true for middle-aged men who are in fear [...]

Donor Spotlight: Simryn and Praveen Thind2020-05-14T08:30:15+00:00

Self-care tips from crisis line volunteers

2020-01-28T17:52:45+00:00

Self-care is any activity that we intentionally do in order to take care of our physical, mental and emotional health. Practicing self-care helps you avoid burn out, improve your mood and reduce anxiety. By taking care of yourself you’re able to be there for others when they need you. As Karen Pickles from Stresscase puts [...]

Self-care tips from crisis line volunteers2020-01-28T17:52:45+00:00

What to do when you’re worried about someone’s mental health

2019-01-29T17:24:22+00:00

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness in any given year. Each of us can play a part in helping the people in our lives – friends, family members, neighbours and coworkers - who are struggling with their mental health. [...]

What to do when you’re worried about someone’s mental health2019-01-29T17:24:22+00:00
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