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Coping with Stress (1988)




Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-02-7

Duration: 00:20:44

Subjects: Mental Health


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Hobdy, Lawrence Interviewee
  • Zimmerman, Mark Interviewee


This segment from the February 7, 1988, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s report on coping with stress. She interviews Lawrence Hobdy, a substance abuse counselor at the Tau Chemical Dependency Center in Baton Rouge, who discusses: a typical workday; the best and worst parts of his job; the most stressful element of his job; how to know when you are stressed; and career burnout. Masingale also conducts an in-studio interview with Dr. Mark Zimmerman, a clinical psychologist in Baton Rouge. He discusses: the signs of stress; the impact of stress on your autoimmune system; career burnout; techniques to reduce stress; and his personal experiences with stress.