Suicide

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

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

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

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

World Suicide Prevention Day: Suicide-related contacts up 34% in 2021

2022-10-10T20:30:13+00:00

World Suicide Prevention Day: Suicide-related contacts up 34% in 2021 Distress Centre introduces crisis text support September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day - a day to bring awareness to suicide prevention and end the stigma that surrounds the topic. We acknowledge what a difficult year it has been for many. If you [...]

World Suicide Prevention Day: Suicide-related contacts up 34% in 20212022-10-10T20:30:13+00:00

COVID-19: 1 Year Later – Distress Centre’s counselling program response

2022-10-10T20:44:47+00:00

COVID-19: 1 Year Later - Distress Centre's counselling program response This is part two in our multi-part series exploring Distress Centre’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, one year after we first activated our business continuity plan and went remote for the safety of our staff and volunteers. Read part one on the lead [...]

COVID-19: 1 Year Later – Distress Centre’s counselling program response2022-10-10T20:44:47+00:00

COVID-19: 1 Year Later – Crisis Program Response

2022-10-10T20:45:37+00:00

COVID-19: 1 Year Later – Crisis Program Response One year of pandemic response at Distress Centre Calgary This is part one in our multi-part series exploring Distress Centre’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, one year after we first activated our business continuity plan and went remote for the safety of our staff and volunteers. It hasn’t been [...]

COVID-19: 1 Year Later – Crisis Program Response2022-10-10T20:45:37+00:00

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

2022-10-10T17:13:08+00:00

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 [...]

Distress Centre’s journey to accreditation with the American Association of Suicidology2022-10-10T17:13:08+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

You can help us save lives

2019-12-12T12:56:30+00:00

“I called. They answered. They listened. Suicide is serious and they took me seriously.” — Caller We respond to 325 contacts each day. This is a particularly difficult time of year for so many, please help us support our community by giving a gift that will help our volunteers and staff save lives. Your gift [...]

You can help us save lives2019-12-12T12:56:30+00:00
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