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Prescription for Health: Depression (2014)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-08-15

Duration: 00:07:56

Subjects: Whitfield, Rani G. | Health | Suicide | Depression, Mental | Mental Health


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whitfield, Rani Interviewee
  • Rutledge, Norma Interviewee


This “Prescription for Health” segment from the August 15, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford’s in-studio interview with Dr. Rani Whitfield and Norma Rutledge, the executive director of the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center. They discuss: the suicide of actor Robin Williams; the symptoms of clinical depression; the work of crisis centers; and how to approach someone who may be contemplating suicide.