Mental illness knows no boundaries. It affects all incomes, all races and all ages.But for parents who notice signs of mental illness in their children, the state of Illinois offers few options. The National Alliance on Mental Illness in 2009 gave Illinois a “D” for mental health services offered.
Ana is one of the many people profiled during WBEZ’s two-week series Out of the Shadows, exploring mental health and youth.A warning: listeners may find parts of her story disturbing.Tomorrow, the series explores some of the problems with medicating young people and learns more about the un
Over the past week, Eight Forty-Eight previewed a couple of personal stories from WBEZ's upcoming series, Out of the Shadows. The project focuses on the state of mental health resources for children in Illinois.
Earlier WBEZ series, Fifty-Fifty and Inside and Out, revealed that mental illness causes some kids to drop out of school and others to end up in jail: The new series Out of the Shadows continues that reporting.