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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 04, 2014

For New College Grads, Finding Mental Health Care Can Be Tough

By Maanvi Singh

Finding a good therapist can take time, especially in a new city.

For many young people, college graduation marks the entry into what grown-ups call "the real world." But if you're a new graduate with a mental health condition, the transition can be especially challenging.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 04, 2014

Privacy Law Frustrates Parents Of Mentally Ill Adult Children

This story was reported in partnership with Kaiser Health News

More on Illinois Public Media's coverage of mental health care in central Illinois.

By Jenny Gold

Mark, a California minister, says the day he was first shut out of all treatment discussions regarding his mentally ill teenage son "was the first time we really started to feel hopeless."

The horrifying mass shooting in Isla Vista, Calif., last month brought up many questions. What could parents have done to prevent the tragedy? And what did they actually know about their son's mental illness?

Categories: Health, Law, Mental Health





NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 04, 2014

As Banks Open In Schools, A Chance For Students To Learn To Save

By Alex Schmidt

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At a student-run Union Bank branch located inside Lincoln High School in Los Angeles, Calif., students can build credit and learn about finances with their real money.

Wearing a red Union Bank polo shirt, high school senior Jerry Liu politely helps a peer with a bank deposit. With a waiting area and even a decorative plant on the table, this could be any bank branch — but right outside this island of adulthood are the hallways of Lincoln High School in Los Angeles.

Categories: Business, Economics



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