16th Annual Walk for VIRTUAL WALK FOR SUICIDE AWARENESS Concludes September 12th 2020 with a special memorial ceremony on Zoom
Participate in events and activities to raise awareness and get friends and family involved!
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Ontario Online & Text Crisis Services Welcome to Ontario’s new Online and Text Crisis and Distress
Service. We are currently in the soft-launch phase of this new
service and would love to chat or text with you
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Responder Recruitment Thank you for your interest in becoming a responder volunteer at
Distress Centre Durham. This section of our website will give you all the
information you need on becoming a responder volunteer.
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THANK YOU HOME DEPOT For your generous donation of building a new gate,
deck, landscaping and patio furniture! It looks beautiful.
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16th Annual Walk

Join us for our 16th Annual Suicide Awareness Walk happening virtually! This event concludes on September 12th, 2020 with a special memorial ceremony on Zoom. Participate in events and activities to raise awareness and get friends and family involved! Thank you for your continued support of suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention in the Durham Region!

14th Annual Walk

Our 14th Annual Walk was held on Saturday, September 10, 2018. Thank you for everyone who attended, donated and helped us raise nearly $41,000.00  to support suicide prevention, intervention and postvention in Durham Region!


Distress Centre Durham is a charitable, non-profit, organization which relies on your help through donations. Through the support of generous individuals, and the community, our services continue to thrive and grow. Our commitment is to provide the highest quality of service to callers in distress.

We need your help to do that. Through your kind donation we can continue providing the community of Durham, Crisis/Suicide Support Services:

  • 24 Hour Telephone Helpline Service
  • Crisis Call-Out Program
  • Community Contact Call-Out Program
  • Suicide Survivor Call-Out Program
  • Resource Centre
  • Suicide / Homicide Survivor Support Groups
  • Adolescent Suicide Awareness
  • Community Training / Education

Thank you! Distress Centre Durham wishes to extend the utmost gratitude and appreciation for the difference your donation will make to our organization. We are able to help others because of your help.

Our Lights Stay On Campaign

For many people, coping is most difficult during the night. That’s why our helpline operates 24/7