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These Kids Need Mental Health Care. New Mexico is Putting Them In Foster Care.

Ed Williams, Searchlight New Mexico, with data analysis by Joel Jacobs, ProPublica, and photography by Kitra Cahana, special to ProPublica Hours after Jaidryon Platero attempted suicide, an employee of New Mexico’s child welfare agency visited the 16-year-old in the hospital to investigate whether he was a victim of child neglect. Platero winced whenever he turned […]