Helping Teens and Parents Understand 13 Reasons Why


Whether turning on the radio or opening a news website, it seems like everywhere I turn I am hearing about the new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, which is based off the 2007 Jay Asher novel by the same name. Executive producers are defending the series as a cautionary tale about bullying while mental health […]

Guiding Your Child Through Trauma: 8 Things to Remember


I’m sitting down to write this after spending the morning in one of the Red Cross shelters in Baton Rouge. I am always moved to see what a great community we live in and how willing people are to help each other in times of need. In many ways, being in the shelter this morning […]

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 […]

Holiday Anxiety: When is it More Than Just Seasonal Stress?


The holiday season is almost upon us – a time for peace, love, good food and family traditions… And a healthy dose of anxiety. There are Black Friday crowds to navigate, airplanes to catch, feasts to prepare, stockings to stuff and in-laws to see. Stress during the holidays is commonly experienced, but how do you […]

You’re Not Alone: Depression During and After Pregnancy


The birth of a child is considered one of the happiest and biggest moments of a mother’s life, but many women suffer silently with depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after giving birth. In my experience as a psychiatrist, I’ve seen mothers experiencing depression and anxiety who suffer alone because of shame, fear or lack […]

About Dr. Eva Mathews

Eva Mathews, MD, MPH is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry with LSU Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry and faculty in the LSU Our Lady of the Lake Psychiatry Residency Program. She received her bachelor’s degree from LSU in English and her medical degrees and a Masters in Public Health from Tulane University School of Medicine and School of Public Health, respectively. She completed her residency at Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program in Boston, Massachusetts. Her interests include women’s perinatal mental health, cognitive behavioral therapy for ADD/ADHD and teaching medical student and residents. Learn more about Dr. Mathews by clicking here.