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'Scores' of migrant children in custody thought about or attempted suicide, investigation finds

Young migrants wait to be tested for COVID-19 at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley in Donna, Texas on March 30, 2021. (Photo by Dario Lopez-Mills/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Young migrants wait to be tested for COVID-19 at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley in Donna, Texas on March 30, 2021. (Photo by Dario Lopez-Mills/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Reveal senior reporter and producer Aura Bogado about her investigation into the mental health of migrant children held in government custody in the first three months of the Biden administration.

If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (En Español: 1-888-628-9454; Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889) or the Crisis Text Line by texting 741741.

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