Distress and Crisis Ontario is pleased to announce that suicide prevention, crisis intervention, emotional support and community referrals will be just a short text away for Ontarians, with a new code to text.Read More
The Ontario Trillium Foundation has granted the DCO Online/Text Collaborative Project (ONTX) $257,700 over two years. At a ceremony held in Kitchener on March 28, 2014, the Minister of Government Services, MPP John Milloy, along with MPP Catherine Fife and MPP Michael Harris, presented DCO Executive Director, Elizabeth Fisk and grantees from seven other agencies with a commemorative plaque. Read more
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CBC Radio's Ontario Today on June 18, 2014: When you see parents in the news about mass murders, trying to make sense of their child, do you see yourself? Open lines with Toronto psychiatrist Dr. Marshall Korenblum.
Losing Jobs, Losing Sleep, Global National with Kevin Newman, March 13, 2009
Reporter Christina Stevens visited with DCO staff, and various distress line volunteers to learn about the calls distress centres are receiving and how our volunteers support those who fear job losses or have lost their jobs.
Wei Chen anchors a morning program that features interviews with people who can help you make sense of the news. She enquires about how distress line volunteers handle calls related to the economic downturn and its effects on individuals and their families.
Guest host Tom Harrington asked the question “How is the ‘Great Recession’ affecting you? Hear Liz Fisk, DCO Executive Director and Tom Harrington discuss the impact on Ontarians and how Distress Lines provide a valuable service to their communities.