One enduring legacy of Hurricane Katrina and the storm's aftermath is stress. Stress about home, family, money, environment, and on and on. But stress doesn’t stay stress; it has a tendency to become other things. Eve Abrams investigates how dealing with hard situations, in a New Orleans helping fewer mental-health patients, has affected the health, safety, and moral compass/future of our city.
A proposal to cut mental services at the Interim LSU hospital system in New Orleans has officials scrambling to find space to treat the mentally ill. Officials say the cuts are not only a health issue, but also a matter of public safety.