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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.
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.
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Birmingham Children's Hospital is part of a new mental health service called Forward Thinking Birmingham.
Here is some advice on what to do if you experience a mental health crisis, as well as links to local support services.