Monday, August 14, 2006


I directed you to Scout Prime's video series this morning. This afternoon I send you to R. Neal at Facing South*:


The article says police in Orleans and Jefferson Parish are answering more calls for domestic violence, drinking, and fights than before Katrina. According to the article, "Involuntary commitments to mental hospitals are up from last year, and suicides in Orleans Parish have tripled since Katrina."

Mental health experts say it will only get worse, and that the approaching one-year anniversary of Katrina "will spark new feelings of loss and more emotional and physical stress." Unfortunately the city isn't equipped to deal with it:


*There are some of us here who love him dearly and still refer to him affectionately as South Knox Bubba.

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