Figures show paramedics helped 30,000 more people experiencing a mental health crisis in 2016-17 compared with 2014-15
The number of ambulance call-outs for people experiencing mental health problems in England has soared by nearly a quarter in two years.
Data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act shows paramedics helped over 30,000 more patients (172,799) in crisis in 2016-17 compared with 140,137 in 2014-15, a rise of 23%.
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