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Constable Adam Crewdson, OPP
Mental Health Week Attempt Suicide Calls

Elgin County, ON - The Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was dispatched to three different attempts of suicide calls within one hour on May 8, 2018.

The first call came in for an intentional overdoes on sleeping pills around 10:20 p.m. in the Municipality of Bayham. Officers assisted the St. Thomas Elgin Paramedics in transporting the male to hospital. The male was both calm and aggressive with police. The male was brought to hospital and successfully admitted without injury.

The second call came in around 10:50 p.m. in the Municipality of Central Elgin for a female who was attempting suicide by overdosing on anti-depressant medications. Officers assisted family members after St. Thomas Elgin Paramedic transported the female to hospital.

The third call came in around 11:00 p.m. in the Municipality of Central Elgin for a male wanting to kill himself, while using his vehicle near Lake Erie. Officers located and approached the vehicle undetected by the male. Officers were able to pull the driver out of the running car and appended him under the Mental Health Act. The male was taken to hospital and admitted without injury.

For anyone in need, please call Reach Out. This is a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week phone service, for individuals experiencing mental health concerns, addictions, or crisis. Reach Out can be contacted by calling 519-433-2023 or toll free at 1-866-933-2023. This phone service is available to everyone in our community and is staffed with a team of professionals.

Also, walk in support is available through the Canadian Mental Health Association. People can walk-in at 110 Centre street St. Thomas, Ontario during regular business hours (8:30 - 4:30) or walk-in at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital 24 hours, 7 days a week, at room 183.

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Last Updated: Thursday, 10 May 2018 07:29:05 AM EST

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