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


Contributing writer: Caitlin Richard, Communications Specialist 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 […]