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Volunteering led Carol to finding her true passion | Jul 19 2017
Carol Markusse, a successful business professional, was enjoying life with her husband and two children. But she felt like something was missing. Read More »

Meet Jerilyn Dressler, our new Executive Director | Jul 03 2017
Jerilyn is an authentic, collaborative, and transformative leader who brings her passion and vision to every team and project she is a part of, and everyone at DCC is excited to see what the future holds under her leadership. Read More »

Ian's Story | Jun 15 2017
For Men's Health Month: With your support, we can continue to help men like Ian. Read More »

Goodbye from Joan Roy, after 25 years at Distress Centre | Jun 01 2017
The time has come for me to say goodbye to Distress Centre and to all the great folks I’ve had the opportunity to work with over the past 25 years. Read More »

13 reasons why you should contact Distress Centre Calgary | May 16 2017
We appreciate the conversation that the Netflix show, 13 Reasons Why, has generated around suicide, mental health and stigma, and we want to continue that conversation. We encourage anyone who needs support to reach out to us. Read More »

After 25 years, Distress Centre bids a fond farewell to Joan Roy | May 10 2017
On June 1st, the staff, volunteers and board at Distress Centre Calgary will bid a fond farewell to Executive Director, Joan Roy, as she begins her next adventure on a well-earned retirement. Read More »

211 provided critical information to Fort McMurray Evacuees | May 03 2017
The Wood Buffalo wildfires displaced thousands of Albertans one year ago this month. See how 211 responded during this crisis. Read More »

Q&A with Nexen employee and crisis line volunteer, Shane Stronach | Apr 24 2017
From corporate Calgary to our crisis lines, Shane discusses how volunteering with us has impacted his life and his work at Nexen, a Distress Centre Community Partner. Read More »

My journey from crisis line volunteer to registered psychologist | Apr 06 2017
I encourage anyone who is interested in the areas of counselling, psychology, or social work to check out Distress Centre Calgary as a way to learn not only more about the field, but about themselves as they find who they are on the phone lines, helping others in times of distress. Read More »

ConnecTeen and the Calgary Hitmen Celebrate 8 Year Partnership | Mar 21 2017
Hitmen fans received free ConnecTeen sunglasses! Read More »

What it’s like to volunteer at ConnecTeen, Distress Centre’s teen crisis line | Feb 17 2017
Volunteering on our youth peer support line has been an incredible experience for Grace, Wentao and Ryan. Read More »