THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police Service has issued a public safety alert in relation to a spike in mental health-related calls for service. In a statement to Media, the TPBS say the service has responded to an increase in apparent and attempted suicides in the last month.
As is a common policy, TBPS says, “Due to the sensitive nature of these incidents, the police service will not speak to case details.”
TBPS says, “Please consider reaching out to any loved ones, friends, or family members who may be struggling with mental health, addiction, or other related issues. If you are struggling please reach out to friends, family, or support agencies, like the Canadian Mental Health Association, for help.
CMHA Thunder Bay Crisis Response Services Is Here to Help! Crisis Response Services offers mobile crisis response, crisis support residence, and 24/7 telephone services to both youth and adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis.
Thunder Bay: 807-346-8282
District / Toll-Free: 1-888-269-3100
Kenora Rainy River District: 1-866-888-8988
Call 211, or visit 211 online, to learn about other crisis and support services available to you.