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State of Depression (2020)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-01-24

Duration: 00:07:23

Subjects: Mental Health | Depression, Mental


  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Pinkney, Kyra Interviewee
  • Harvey, Case Interviewee


This segment from the January 24, 2020, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Natasha Williams’ report on the rising number of depression cases in Louisiana and the need for more mental health professionals. Williams reports that a recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study found that Louisiana had the second biggest increase in depression cases in the nation from 2014-2018. She interviews Kyra Pinkney, a mental health advocate, and Dr. Case Harvey, a psychiatrist at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge.