Following the death of comedian Robin Williams, the Distress Centre was a focus in the community regarding suicide prevention & intervention. Many media appearances were made, and can be seen at the links below:
The Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region answered its 1-millionth call on August 4th, and we spoke to Ed Hand about what that means for us here at the Distress Centre, and how people can use our services or get involved.
Calls from January-March 2014 are up significantly over the same months in 2013. CFRA's Alison Sandor spoke with us in wonderment as to whether Ottawa's lengthy Winter has anything to do with it. Stories played on CFRA can be listened to here: Clip 1,Clip 2, Clip 3, Clip 4
On January 28th, Bell Let's Talk Day was loud & proud across Canada, and our Community Relations Coordinator, Leslie Scott, spoke with Graham Richardson of CJOH News, about the Distress Centre, and why our phone lines are important.
In January, our Community Relations Coordinator, Leslie Scott, was invited to speak with 1310 News' Ed Hand about the Distress Centre, what we do, and how we operate. Listen here.
Our Community Relations Coordinator, Leslie Scott, was in on CTV Morning Live studios with Lianne Lang to talk about our big fundraising event on May 2nd, "A Chocolate Affair" being held at the Ottawa Convention Centre!
The Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region was featured as "Today's Best Cause" on Y101 on February 7, 2013. Listen here!
Our Community Relations Coordinator, Leslie Scott, stopped by the CTV Morning Live studios to chat with Kurt Stoodley about the Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region. Leslie speaks about how to become a volunteer, how to call us, and when to call us.
The Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region elected a new Board of Directors President in 2012. Algonquin College's Radio Broadcasting professor, Barbara McDougall is featured in the Alonquin Times campus newspaper talking about the Distress Centre.