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Comox Valley RCMP says help is there for people in stressful living situations

The Comox Valley RCMP is reminding you that there is help available if you find yourself in a stressful living situation.

Police say the pandemic is causing stress, tension and/or violence to valley households .  

“We have noticed an increase with our frontline officers responding to household arguments or disturbances,” said Comox Valley RCMP spokesperson, Const. Monika Terragni.

“Without a doubt, some of these are directly related to the stress people are feeling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We want everyone to know that it is alright to ask for help and there are people ready to help.”

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The Comox Valley RCMP Special Victims Unit says you can reach out to any of the following agencies/services if you find yourself in this situation: 

  • Call 911 in case of an emergency (24hrs/day, 7 days/week)
  • The Crisis line at Lilli House, 250-338-1227 (24hrs/day, seven days/week)
  • Community Based Victim Services, 250-338-7575 (Monday to Friday)
  • Police Based Victim Services, 250-334-5979 (24hrs/day, seven days/week)
  • Local RCMP Detachment, 250-338-1321 (non-emergency calls)

Unit members are closely monitoring all of the domestic violence and child abuse that has been reported in the Comox Valley.  

“These investigations remain a national and local priority,” Terragni said.

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