Since today is Bell Let’s Talk day, we wanted to highlight a few of the ways Calgarians can get the help they’re looking for over the phone. Distress Centre Calgary offers a number of lines to provide an attentive ear and a link to help, no matter the situation.
1. 211 – 2-1-1
This 24-hour, three-digit number provides callers with a full range of community, social and government services information. It’s free, confidential and available in over 150 languages. It has also expanded to High River to help residents find services and help after the flood.
2. ConnecTeen – 403-264-TEEN (8336)
This teens talking to teens line connects teens looking to talk with peer to help talk them through their problems. Since so many teens are on their phones, it also offers a texting service at 587-333-2724.
3. Crisis Line – 403-266-HELP (4357)
As the Distress Centre says, crisis doesn’t take time off, so neither do they. The crisis line is available 24/7 and no problem is too small to call.
Help is always available in our city. For more ways to get the help you need, visit the Distress Centre’s website.