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Mental health patients falling through the safety net

KUOW's John Ryan reports that "in the past decade, a dozen patients of Washington’s Western State Hospital have killed themselves and more than a hundred others have tried."

"Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teenagers and young adults in Washington state. But inside a psychiatric hospital like Western, patients are supposed to be safe, even from themselves. Ryan looks at how patients fall through the safety net."

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