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Seventeen-year-old Tina (back to camera) speaks with her attorney Emily Cooper. Tina is a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the state of Washington alleging inadequate care for mentally ill kids. Photo by Austin Jenkins

Seventeen-year-old Tina (back to camera) speaks with her attorney Emily Cooper. Tina is a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the state of Washington alleging inadequate care for mentally ill kids. Photo by Austin Jenkins

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Landmark Agreement To Improve Mental Health For Kids In Wash.

Austin Jenkins
03/08/2012

Last fall we brought you a series of stories on failures in how the Northwest treats mentally ill youth. Now a landmark legal agreement announced Wednesday aims to bring about better treatment options for nearly 20,000 Washington kids. These are children who suffer from depression, schizophrenia and other mental illnesses.

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