Dealing with Grief and Stress from a Katrina Survivor

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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 […]

Increased Depression Risk with Aging

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As we get older, we face an increasing number of challenges. Friends, relatives and spouses pass away; retirement may force us to find new purpose in life; we experience more medical issues—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The stress that is generated from all these major life events can further compound into something […]

Helping Teens and Parents Understand 13 Reasons Why

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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

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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

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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 […]