Need Help?

Are you worried about losing your job – grieving the loss of a loved one – getting over a recent break-up – feeling lonely or isolated – having thoughts of suicide – worried you can’t pay your mortgage or utility bill?  Our highly trained volunteers and professional staff are here for you 24/7 if you need someone to talk to. Your call is confidential.

Have you contacted Distress Centre for crisis support within the last 14 days? If so, please fill out a short survey about your experience:

24 Hour Support

Phone or Text – 403.266.HELP (4357)

Phone support is offered in over 200 languages.

Hearing Impaired – 403.543.1967

Online Chat
We understand that you may not be comfortable picking up the phone and calling so we encourage you to use our online chat via the button below.


This email address is not monitored 24 hours a day and is best suited for non-urgent information requests. All emails will receive a response within 24-48 hours.

If the issue is urgent, please contact our 24 hour crisis line to receive immediate support.

Face-to-face support

To help with more complex issues, our professional crisis counsellors provide free counselling for individuals, couples and families.

Please note that counselling is not a 24 hour service.

To get started, call our crisis line at 403-266-HELP (4357) and ask for an intake to counselling or use the online intake form via the button below.

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Youth & Teen Support

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Need support? We’re here for you. No one needs to know you reached out. Contact ConnecTeen 24/7 by phone, text or chat. Peer support is available from 3-10pm on weekdays and 12-10pm on weekends.

Outside of peer support hours, adult volunteers respond to contacts.

Phone – 403-264-8336 (Teen)

Online chat –

Text – 587-333-2724

What are the limits to confidentiality?