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

Need to talk? Contact us 24/7 by phone, text or chat.

Phone or Text – 403.266.HELP (4357)

Phone support is offered in over 200 languages.

Hearing Impaired – 403.543.1967

Online Chat


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.

READ MORE about counselling

Youth & Teen Support

ConnecTeen provides youth the safe space they need to address any problem they have in life—big or small. 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?