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217 Today: Some states aren’t ready for the rollout of a national mental health crisis line

Monday, June 20, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has counted fifteen cases of monkeypox in Illinois this year.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over the weekend finally recommended that children from six months up to five years old get vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders came to the Mississippi River town of Burlington in southeast Iowa bordering Illinois to show support for striking C-N-H Industrial workers.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about the rollout of a new three-digit mental health crisis number, and, if states are prepared.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Brian Moline, Jane Carlson and Carter Barrett.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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