The Distress Centre Peel provides free 24 hour telephone support, crisis intervention and referral services to the people of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.  LeeAnne Chowen, Program Manager for the Centre, visited our club to discuss the essential services that her organization provides.  The Distress Centre Peel is now in it's 40th year and manages aproximately 35,000 calls a year.   Every call is answered by a highly trained volunteer.  Each volunteer is skilled at every thing from providing community information to crisis management.  But the greatest skill of the volunteers is their ability to listen.   LeeAnne identified the top issues as; mental helath, interpersonal, addicitons, physical health, occupational/financial and suicide.  Three to five percent of these calls are suicide related.