A new report shows people are "trapped" in inpatient units.
The midlands has half the mental health rehabilitation teams that are needed.
In 2006, the government's mental health policy recommended 48 teams for the country, but just 23 exist today.
A new report from the Mental Health Commission shows a large number of people with a mental illness are "trapped" in inpatient units.
Chairman of the group, Killeigh's John Saunders, says our region - which includes Laois, Offaly, Westmeath, Longford and now Meath and Louth - is significantly under-resourced: