Out of the Shadows

In recent years, WBEZ has explored in-depth the challenges and obstacles facing youth having a hard time 'making it'. As our award-winning series Fifty-Fifty and Inside and Out found, some troubled kids end up dropping out of school; others end up in trouble with the law. In both cases, mental illness is often the reason many young people fail to succeed. Our new series, Out of the Shadows, explores the fractures in mental health care for children in Illinois - and how it affects our youth.