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Mental Health Following the Flood (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-10-07

Duration: 00:07:29

Subjects: Floods, 2016 | Mental Health | Disaster response and recovery


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Gros, Bryan Interviewee
  • Butner, Roger Interviewee


This segment from the October 7, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s in-studio interview with Dr. Bryan Gros of the Capital Area Human Services District and Dr. Roger Butner, a licensed marriage and family therapist. They discuss: the stress and anxiety involved with the recovery from the historic flooding in southeast Louisiana; the symptoms and warning signs of a mental illness; the importance of family time and re-establishing routines; and the hope surrounding the community’s response to the flood.