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'The polio of our generation': Mental health troubles often land kids in emergency rooms

As Dr. Jay Fisher enters Patient Room 12, a 14-year-old boy with curly, brown hair smiles sheepishly from the bed. Dressed in a green hospital gown, he’s quiet — calm even. Gabe is a ninth-grader, big brother, budding chef, Tom Petty fan, avid science-fiction reader and Dungeon & Dragons player. More than five hours earlier ...