Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

Mental Health Awareness Week is a national campaign aimed at removing the stigma around mental health issues and encouraging people to talk about their problems.

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WATCH: Cumbria Police deal with 100 more mental health cases a month now than last year

Chief SuperIntendent Mark Pannone of Cumbria Police told ITV Border that the force has had to deal with 350-400 incidents a month, concerning people with mental health issues, so far this year.

He said this is 100 incidents more than this time last year.

He also said more resources are needed to help people with mental health issues.

Watch our presenter Ian Payne's interview with him below:

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