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217 Today: What it’s like as a 988 crisis counselor at PATH

PATH’s is the largest of six total 988 call centers in Illinois. On average, the agency gets about 9,000 calls per month, and about 500 chat messages and texts.

August 3, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • Governor JB Pritzker joined local leaders in Decatur on Wednesday to announce plans to expand the state’s electric vehicle ecosystem.
  • Decatur’s Dennis Lab students will likely start school after Labor Day, on September 5.
  • More Illinois high schoolers are using e-cigarettes than were smoking cigarettes a decade ago.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about what it’s like being a crisis counselor at PATH. 

Reporting contributed by Owen Henderson, Emily Hays, Michelle O’Neill and Melissa Ellin.

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Kimberly Schofield

Kimberly Schofield is the host of Morning Edition and covers arts and entertainment for Illinois Newsroom. When she is not covering the arts, she is performing in plays and musicals or running the streets of CU.

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