We are all connected.

Today, our world is more connected than ever by things like social media, text and chat. Yet with all this digital connection, we lose human contact—seeing words and images on a screen instead of the people behind them. We consume faster, compare ourselves to other people’s “highlight reels” and become increasingly detached from the physical world around us. This makes us more isolated and disconnected from each other.

That’s why Distress Centre exists.

We want to take advantage of technology and use it to connect people with people. We want those who feel isolated, anxious or just in need of support to use their devices to connect with actual people on the other end. People who will care, who will listen without judgment, and who will help them feel accepted.