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 [...]
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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 [...]
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, [...]
It's time to Outrun the Stigma! Image: The Distress Centre team at Outrun the Stigma 2019 Outrun the Stigma is a 5 or 10k walk/run that raises funds and awareness for Distress Centre and mental health. Last year the event raised over $15,000 and in total it has raised $221,000 for DC since [...]
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 [...]
HOPE GROWS IN THE FACE OF CHALLENGES 2021 was a tough year. Albertans continued to deal with COVID-19 alongside their own personal challenges and crises. Distress Centre was always there to listen and offer hope to those who needed it through such uncertain times. See our Report to the Community to learn about our [...]
RBC – December 2021 RBC Foundation believes in the power of communities and the people who live in them. RBC is one of Canada’s largest banks and corporate donors, and one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies globally. As a purpose-driven company, they strive to create positive social and economic impact within [...]
Donor Spotlight: Lori and Jim Ryan Lori and Jim Ryan have donated monthly to Distress Centre since 2014. In that time, they have provided monetary support, advocated for our agency and played a key role in organizing our 2018 Lend An Ear event. Jim spoke at the event, sharing some of his own struggles and triumphs, and had clearly emotional impact on [...]
October 2021 Update: Distress Centre’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic Distress Centre continues to support Calgarians by providing 24 hour crisis and 211 phone support, daily chat and ConnecTeen text support. This month we were pleased to announce the launch of 24 hour crisis text and chat. Counselling sessions are being conducted by [...]
Robyn Romano announced as Chief Executive Officer for Distress Centre Distress Centre Calgary’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Robyn Romano as Chief Executive Officer. Over the past 12 years, Robyn has served in a number of roles at Distress Centre Calgary (DCC). From her start as a practicum [...]