An ITV News Central investigation has found that every day, 60 people are turning up to A&E's across the region with a mental health problem.
Not all of the A&E departments have staff trained in the area and campaigners are warning lives are being put at risk.
Tom Dunning, who ended up in casualty twice in one night after trying to take his own life, says it took three years for him to get the help he needed.
Rebecca Burrows has this exclusive report.
Mental health charity Mind has told ITV News Central that the current mental health system is in ‘crisis’ and lives are being ‘put at risk’ as a result.
Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer Vicki Nash said that because services aren't available, people are being forced to go to A&E.
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Dr SimonThacker is a consultant psychiatrist at the Royal Derby Hospital.
He told ITV News Central they have seen a large number of people coming through their A&E department in recent years with a mental health problem.
Here is some advice on what to do if you experience a mental health crisis, as well as links to local support services.Read the full story ›
An ITV News Central investigation has found two people are turning up to A&E's across the Midlands every hour with a mental health problem.Read the full story ›
Leicester West MP Liz Kendall has today called on the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to intervene in the decision by the NHS to close the region's only children's heart surgery unit at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital.
Speaking to ITV News today the Labour MP who was part of the efforts to save the heart unit just three years ago said she hoped the clinical evidence provided by the unit would lead to MPs to reconsider the decision.
Mildred Skermer, who is from Nottinghamshire and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 21, has now been awarded two medals.Read the full story ›
An open day is taking place today to recruit people to work at Leicester Royal Infirmary's new multi-million pound Emergency Floor.Read the full story ›