Holyrood will be asked to declare that Scotland is facing a mental health crisis, during a debate brought by the Scottish Liberal Democrats.
The party will argue that the Scottish Parliament needs to signal there is a crisis in the existing mental health services in order for the situation to improve.
A previous attempt to get MSPs to back a motion stating there was a crisis was rejected in 2019.
But ahead of the debate, Scottish Liberal Democrat mental health spokeswoman Rebecca Bell said the problems faced by people with mental ill health are now “even graver” as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Just like the climate crisis, fixing the problem starts with accepting that there is a problem,” she said.
“People are struggling. When they turn for help, it is often not there.
“Problems that can start small, become crises as help is either lacking or arrives too late.
“Waiting times for mental health services are long and the targets for treating people have never…