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5 Steps to Help Someone Who is Having Suicidal Thoughts | Jan 24 2017
It can feel overwhelming when you find out a friend or family member is having thoughts of suicide. But you can help. Here’s how. Read More »

Husband and wife team up to raise thousands for Distress Centre | Jan 13 2017
Rich Paxton realized he wanted to do more for Distress Centre as soon as he began volunteering on our crisis lines. So he and his wife, Lauren Paxton, teamed up to create Listen Up! Calgary. Since 2014 the annual event has raised $18,000 for DC. Read More »

Thank you for your support in 2016 | Dec 20 2016
We could not provide 24/7 crisis support to Calgary without the support of volunteers, staff, sponsors, donors and supporters. Read More »

Distress Centre honours Michelle Wickerson | Nov 30 2016
We’re proud to announce the Michelle Wickerson Memorial Award in memory of someone who gave so much to Distress Centre and to the field social work. Read More »

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association and Distress Centre partnership a ‘win-win’ | Nov 09 2016
When charities collaborate we can provide the best possible service for the clients. Read More »

4th Annual Outrun The Stigma helps create a world without mental health stigma | Oct 25 2016
The run/walk took place on October 16th, 2016 at the University of Calgary and raised over $19,000 for Distress Centre. Read More »

6th Annual Lend An Ear Breakfast sends guests home laughing | Sep 30 2016
Comedian Big Daddy Tazz headlined the morning. $30,000 was raised to support our crisis services. Read More »

Are you having thoughts of suicide? Reach out for help | Sep 12 2016
Every year in Alberta hundreds of people die by suicide. The tragic ripple effect that occurs after a suicide means that many more people have been bereaved by suicide. Suicide is preventable. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please seek support. Read More »

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