Female in Distress

On the morning of November 12, 2020 members of the Medicine Hat Police Service attended to the westbound lane of the Trans-Canada Highway Bridge for a report of a female in distress. The highway was closed for a short time while officers negotiated with the woman. After some time she was safely removed from the bridge, apprehended under the Mental Health Act, and transported to the hospital for treatment.

If you or someone you know is struggling, there are several local agencies available to provide mental supports including:


Alberta Mental Health Help Line - 1-877-303-2642

The Mental Health Help Line offers 24 hour, 7 day a week confidential service that provides support, information and referrals to Albertans experiencing mental health concern. The line is staffed by a multidisciplinary team comprised of nurses, psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, and psychologists.


Canadian Mental Health Association - 403-504-1811

of 9-1-1 in an emergency

Media Contact:

S/Sgt Jason Graham
Patrol Section
Medicine Hat Police Service
Ph: 403-529-8461