The suicide is important because most of us from New Orleans know at least one person/know of at least one person who took his/her (usually his) life post-katrina. One notable person was the pediatrician, Dr. Treadway: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/27/national/nationalspecial/27suicides.html
Another one, though I don’t think he received any press from his passing, was a lawyer named Herman, who went to his partially destroyed house in Lakeview, called his siblings and then put a bullet in his head before they could get there to help him.
The theme of suicide is an important one in dealing with the rebuilding of New Orleans– not everyone decided to stick around for the rebuilding. Some decided to check out early because at the time it seemed like it would never happen.
August 31, 2010
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