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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

Now with crisis text support 24/7

2023-01-13T21:12:05+00:00

Now with crisis text support 24/7 Calgarians are more comfortable talking about difficult subjects like suicide through text than over a phone call. Thank you for helping expand our text services to make them available 24/7. Because of your donations, we’ve been able to provide crisis support to over 13,000 people in distress since [...]

Now with crisis text support 24/72023-01-13T21:12:05+00:00

Make a Difference this Holiday Season

2022-11-28T23:51:17+00:00

Make a difference this holiday season During the holiday season, while you may be booking off time to rest and recharge with your family, Distress Centre remains open and available 24 hours a day to help Calgarians in distress. While we work tirelessly to ensure everyone has a place to turn in times of [...]

Make a Difference this Holiday Season2022-11-28T23:51:17+00:00

Volunteer Spotlight: Lisa

2022-11-26T00:16:33+00:00

Volunteer Spotlight: Lisa Lisa joined Distress Centre as an Online Services Volunteer in September 2021. Though she initially applied to volunteer to meet a requirement of her educational program, she quickly found that what she gained from volunteering went far beyond college credits. “I don't really look at it as what I do for [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Lisa2022-11-26T00:16:33+00:00

Why volunteer?

2022-11-18T16:15:31+00:00

Why Volunteer? After a long day of work, school, or whatever you have going on, you’re likely looking forward to getting home and relaxing. Your couch is calling your name and you haven’t had a moment to just breathe all day. Life is busy. So, why make time to volunteer? Why spend the energy [...]

Why volunteer?2022-11-18T16:15:31+00:00

Staff Spotlight: Kaiden Jobin

2022-11-08T01:06:12+00:00

Staff Spotlight: Kaiden Jobin At three in the morning, when most people are asleep, Kaiden Jobin is listening. He’s listening to a man who can’t sleep because he’s worried about his job. He’s listening to a woman who’s starting to realize her drinking is a problem. He’s listening to a senior who feels [...]

Staff Spotlight: Kaiden Jobin2022-11-08T01:06:12+00:00

Celebrating one year of 24 hour crisis text and chat support

2022-10-18T16:47:44+00:00

Celebrating one year of 24 hour crisis text and chat support One year ago, on October 3rd, 2021, we announced the launch of 24 hour crisis text and chat support. We know that crisis can occur at any time of day and that it’s important to offer multiple ways to contact us, to remove [...]

Celebrating one year of 24 hour crisis text and chat support2022-10-18T16:47:44+00:00

Join us for Lend An Ear next week!

2022-10-18T16:43:44+00:00

Join us for Lend An Ear next week! 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 [...]

Join us for Lend An Ear next week!2022-10-18T16:43:44+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
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