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Crisis Support


If you or a friend at Ambrose has experienced any form of gender-based violence or sexual violence reach out to an Ambrose Community Advocate.

On Campus Crisis Support

The following staff members are certified in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).  Contact one of them if you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, intrusive thoughts of harm to yourself or someone else, or you know someone who is dealing with suicidal thoughts:

Monique Verhoef
VP Student Life

Tracey Urquhart
Wellness Coordinator

Odum Abekah
Residence Director

Julian Erb
Director of Community Life

Off Campus Crisis Supports

The Distress Centre

403-266-HELP (4357)
Hearing Impaired – 403-543-1967
Online Crisis Chat (24/7)

Talk Suicide Canada

Text 988

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor (Free 24/7 support) 

Kids Help Phone

Text or chat
For ages 25 & under

Mental Health Helpline

1-877-303-2642 (Toll Free 24/7)

Community Connect YYC

Affordable, barrier-free and rapid access counselling 

Kindred Connections Society

Counselling, education, coaching and outreach

Online crisis & emotional support chat

I.M. Well Live Chat

Campus & community resources, and live counselling


For ongoing support, please book in with one of Ambrose’s counsellors or visit the Mental Health and Medical Services page.