The Codiac Regional RCMP is commending quick actions by its members during a call involving a child in mental distress.
On June 19, 2022, at around 8:30 p.m., the Codiac RCMP received a report of a child under the age of 12 in mental distress at a home between Mountain Road and Wheeler Boulevard, Moncton. When members arrived on the scene, the child was on the roof of the home, dangerously near where power lines entered the building. Working together, members on the ground spoke to the child while another member climbed onto the roof. The member was able to secure the child, and bring the child safely to the ground.
No one was injured. The child was brought to hospital for evaluation.
"Our members did an exceptional job using their training and the full range of their skills to assess and successfully resolve this incident," says S/Sgt. Dave MacDonnell of the Codiac Regional RCMP. "Mental health calls, especially those involving minors, are complex and challenging. I want to thank our members for their professionalism, compassion, and quick action in dealing with this situation."
If you or someone you know is in mental distress, there are many services available to you, including:
- CHIMO helpline: 1-800-667-5005
- Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
- Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) 1-833-456-4566
- Hope for Wellness Indigenous Helpline and on line chat 1-855-242-3310 or https://www.hopeforwellness.ca/
- Bridge the gapp: https://nb.bridgethegapp.ca/
In an emergency,
- Go directly to the Emergency Department of the nearest hospital
- Call 9-1-1
- Call Tele-Care 811 for more information on available resources