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CBS New York: Widow of asylum seeker who took his own life begs NYC shelters to take mental health

The wife of a Venezuelan asylum seeker who died by apparently taking his own life spoke out Thursday.

She hopes the city can be forced to take mental health issues more seriously and add many additional Spanish-speaking staff members to shelters.

Police were again called to a Long Island City hotel-turned-shelter, where earlier this month a 26-year-old man reportedly took his life inside a room he shared with his wife and 3-year-old daughter.

Three more of their children remain in Venezuela with relatives.

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