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December 18, 2020

Florida's Baker Act wasn't designed for children. Yet they're the fastest-growing segment of the population being sent for involuntary psychiatric exams. More 100 kids a day are being Baker Acted. Solutions to the problem aren’t easy. And the reasons why children end up in the mental health system are complex. This special report by Lynn Hatter explores what happens when kids get committed.

You've been listening to a special edition of Capital Report. This series was conceived and produced as a project between WFSU News and Health News Florida for the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2020 National Fellowship.