Mental Health Support Line


Call the support line at 403.287.3511 or email for more information.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, JFSC launched a Mental Health Support Line to deliver short term, brief intervention therapy for individuals experiencing mental health issues. Therapy is provided by a registered provisional psychologist and is available to everyone.

We provide up to three sessions free of charge to help support people during this difficult time.

JFSC Domestic Violence and Coercive Control Resources 2021:

Phone Lines

Emergency 911

JFSC Mental Health Phone Line 403-287-3511

Distress Centre Calgary 403-266-4357 - 24 hour line

Access Mental Health (403) 943-1500 - 8am-5pm Monday to Friday

Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter Helpline 403-234-7233 (SAFE) - 24 hour line

Podcast and Videos

Karen Gosbee on her memoir, "A Perfect Nightmare: My Glittering Marriage and How It Almost Cost Me My Life" en(gender)ed

Timekeeper by Chris Godwin - Public Service Announcement in the UK to educate people on what coercive control is.

Families of DV: What Doesn’t Kill Me – a film by Rachel Meyrick 


No Visible Bruises by Rachel Louise Snyder 

See What You Made Me Do by Jess Hill 

Domestic Violence and Coercive Control: Dispelling the Myths by Peta Glezerson 

Claire’s Law: Coercive Control in the Legal System: On Oct 5, 2020 Bill C-247, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (controlling or coercive conduct) was introduced as a Private Bill. 

The Shame Borne in Silence: Spousal Abuse in the Jewish Community by Abraham J. Twerski

Shine the Light: Sexual Abuse and Healing in the Jewish Community by Rachel Lev

Domestic Abuse in the Jewish Communities of the Canadian Prairie Provinces – Open Access Journal - Download the document - (Research project initiated by JFSC about the scope of domestic violence in the Jewish communities of the Prairie Provinces)