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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