Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Thanks, Katrina

Katrina has pushed one more citizen over the brink.

A man who police said was depressed after he found out he didn't have enough insurance money to rebuild his Katrina-ravaged New Orleans home was arrested Tuesday after trying to get police to shoot him to death, New Orleans police said.

Here is the complete story.

John McCusker
photographed the aftermath of Katrina
and lived in complete misery since the storm.

From the NY Times,
"The public unraveling of such a well-known local photographer shined light again on the troubled state of mental health in New Orleans, where the struggle to return to normalcy has produced an epidemic of post-traumatic stress and depression and where psychiatric help is extremely limited." read the rest of the story here

This is an extremely stressed out portion of the country. It's difficult to concentrate on anything else on some days. Katrina still lingers.

No comments: