Mental-health calls up in March, West Shore RCMP say

West Shore RCMP report a 44 per cent jump in mental-health calls in March compared with last year.

That represents an increase to 98 calls from 68 in March 2019, police said.

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“Easter weekend has traditionally been a time where we come together to socialize and share in celebration,” said West Shore RCMP Const. Nancy Saggar. “This year things look and feel very different.

“Isolation can lead to some very difficult times and we want to let you know that help is available.” If you or someone you know experiences a mental-health crisis, contact Crisis Centre B.C. at 1-800-784-2433 or crisiscentre.bc.ca, or call police via 911 in an emergency.

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