POLICE RESPOND TO FOUR CALLS OF ATTEMPTED SUICIDES ON SATURDAY 6/11/2018 1:38:30 PM
The Elgin OPP want you to know that there's always help out there when needed.
This is after emergency crews responded to four separate calls for attempted suicides on Saturday (June 9) alone.
Elgin OPP Media Relations Officer Adam Crewdson says that there's a 24/7 crisis line available by calling 1-866-933-2023, there's walk-ins available at the CMHA office on Centre St. in St. Thomas during normal business hours OR you can go to the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital if you need to talk to someone.
He says that if officers do come across situations like they did this weekend, they are trained to deal with it.
In each of the four situations on Saturday, the victims were either talked out of the situation by officers or saved by paramedics after inflicting injury on themselves.
Crewdson says that on Friday (June 8) police also responded to a 77-year-old man without vital signs in the Kettle Creek River in Port Stanley, near the lift bridge. No foul play is suspected in the death of the male.