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 […]

Turning Anger into Action

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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

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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 […]