Katrina’s Lingering Mental Health Toll
October 16, 2017
Substance abuse and mental illness were the long-lasting effects of Hurricane Katrina—and a lesson for cities recovering now from recent hurricanes like Harvey, Irma and Maria. Psychiatric helpline calls went up 61% post-Katrina; murders jumped 37%.
At the Ready
September 20, 2017
The alarming deaths of 8 patients at a Hollywood, Florida, nursing home were not indicative of most health care facilities’ level of preparedness when Hurricane Irma swept through last week.