The 217 Today Podcast

217 Today: Wednesday May 12, 2021

 
Noelle Broughton, left, is a 25-year-old graduate student seeking mental health care. The roadblocks she has faced in search of a provider has made her question if treatment is worth it.

Noelle Broughton, left, is a 25-year-old graduate student seeking mental health care. The roadblocks she has faced in search of a provider has made her question if treatment is worth it. Provided by Noelle Broughton

Wednesday May 12, 2021

Today's headlines:

  • The head of an investigation into a deadly COVID-19 outbreak at the LaSalle Veterans' Home says confusion over pandemic protocols within the facility likely made the crisis worse.

  • Local health departments are gearing up for the extension of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to people as young as twelve.

  • Gov. JB Pritzker used local road projects in Champaign County as a backdrop to announce the latest round of Rebuild Illinois grants.

  • A train derailment on the Canadian National tracks Tuesday night closed roads around Pesotum.

In today's deep dive, navigating the health system to find help for mental health challenges can be difficult for young adults. We learn more from Side Effects Public Media.