Dealing with Grief and Stress from a Katrina Survivor


Editor’s Note: As communities in Texas and South Louisiana continue to respond to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, this blog post that was written in wake of the August 2016 floods offers useful information for anyone impacted by a disaster. Dealing with the grief and stress caused by natural disasters is hard, and healing […]

Turning Anger into Action


When six feet of water destroyed my home during Hurricane Katrina, there was much to be angry about. I was angry that this unfairly happened to me; I was angry that my life as I knew it had been yanked out from under me, and that I had to leave my wife and two small […]

Turning Despair into Determination


The events of this summer have worn tremendously on the mental health of our community. As a Hurricane Katrina survivor, I know the emotions of dealing with flooding are not all evident immediately. While everyone else seems to be moving on, feelings of despair may be beginning for those affected. Feelings of hopelessness or feeling […]

Dealing with Grief and Stress from a Katrina Survivor


In 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed my home, leaving my wife, my two young children and myself without a place to live. The events of that day and the years it took to rebuild are still a blur to me. It pains me to know that thousands of people in a community that cared for Katrina […]