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Behind the Scenes of our Behind the Scenes

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By Stacy Ashton, Executive Director On December 21, 2020 CBC Front Burner released a behind the scenes look at a night on the Crisis Centre lines.  Deciding to open up our work to a national audience was not something we took lightly. We are deeply committed to the privacy and confidentiality of those who reach […]

Online Workshops to Support your Team

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By Sonia McDiarmid Joan had been on her business Facebook group and chatting with her close friend Mike, who was talking about a recent team building course he had done with his office. His team had recently been hit hard with stress due to COVID-19, and he wanted to do something about it. The sense […]

Learn How to Recognize the Signs of Suicide

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By Sonia McDiarmid Vanessa was texting with her best friend. She had the sense that something was up—the vibe of her friend’s texts had changed. Her responses were getting shorter; she wasn’t as chatty as normal, and Vanessa was starting to become worried. She decided to check her social media account and noticed a post […]

Crisis response is not counselling

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By Stacy Ashton, Executive Director   At some point in our 51+ year history, there were questions raised about what to call the volunteers who answered our phones. “Crisis Counsellor” was one of the options proposed.  I thought that was a good idea when I was volunteering on the lines—mostly because I was applying to […]