There has been an alarming rise in the number of people with mental health problems who feel they've got nowhere to go for treatment other than their local A&E.
An exclusive investigation by Granada Reports has revealed more than 40- thousand people with psychiatric issues went to A&E in the North West in the last three years - a rise of almost 70 per cent.
The Government says it's investing millions in support.
Charities and people affected say mental health services are collapsing due to cuts.
Sarah Rogers has this report:
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Throughout the often acrimonious campaign, there were dire warnings from both Leave and Remain over the economy and jobs.
Broadly speaking, big companies backed staying in Europe with smaller firms in favour of coming out.
So what do north west businesses make of the vote to leave? correspondent Amy Welch has been finding out:
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It is almost half way through Ramadan for many muslims who have been fasting in the region.
During the holy month those observing the fast can't eat or drink during daylight - which at the moment is about 17 hours.
Prayer and giving to charity are important aspects of the month, and Muslim families and community groups have once again encouraged people of different faiths to share Ramadan with them, as our correspondent Elaine Willcox reports.
Warm and sunny start over the next couple of days with the risk of some downpours and showers. Showers are hit-and-miss so it may be wise to keep your umbrella handy.
It's National Smile Month - but new figures on childhood tooth decay in the North West are certainly not much to smile about.
More than six thousand youngsters a year in our region have to have teeth removed. Yet across the rest of the country there's been a drop in tooth decay.
Ashley Derricott looks at efforts to give our children smiles to be proud of.
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