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Mental health initiative in New Orleans puts focus on family bonding


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WEBVTT >> WE WANT TO BRING THE FAMILY TOGETHER. >> TEEN CRIME SEEMS TO BE FLOURISHING, ONE GROUP IS TRYING TO RETHINK HOW THEY HANDLE THE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS IN NEW ORLEANS. >> AT THIS POINT IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE WE SPEAK INTO THE BIOLOGICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, AND SOCIAL ASPECTS OF THE HUMAN BEING. DESTIGMATIZE MENTAL HEALTH IS WHAT WE HAVE TO DO RIGHT NOW. TAMMY: IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS SEEMS LIKE THIS, TEENS CALLING ON — PULLING ON CAR DOOR HANDLES. THESE KIDS ARE AT ISSUE. >> IT IS 100% ABOUT HOW YOU THINK, IF A KID COULD CHANGE GUESS WHAT, YOU CAN CHANGE HOW THEY BEHAVE. >> OUR MAIN FOCUS IS TO GIVE THE COMMUNITY OTHER OUTLETS. TAMMY: THE TAKEAWAY THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX IT MIGHT NOT BE WITHIN THE REALM OF WHAT SOME CONSIDER NORMAL MENTAL HEALTH STRATEGIES. >> BUYING OUTSIDE. WE DO NOT TAKE THAT AS A MENTAL HEALTH TOOL BUT IT IS. IT TAKES AWAY STRESS. OR JOURNALING OR ACUPUNCTURE. TAMMY: IT IS SIMILAR TO WHAT THE MAYOR IS TRYING TO DO FOR RESIDENTS INSIDE CITY HALL, A MEDITATION ROOM.

Mental health initiative in New Orleans puts focus on family bonding


One group in New Orleans is working to get to the root of the problem of teenagers committing crime.Walker Family Services hosted a weekend forum with former Councilman Oliver Thomas and Wild Wayne, where the focus was on strengthening family bonding.Organizers said the goal of the forum was to help promote community awareness of common tools utilized to benefit mental health.Watch the video for more information.Keep up with local news, weather and current events with the WDSU app here. Sign up for our email newsletters to get breaking news right in your inbox. Click here to sign up!

One group in New Orleans is working to get to the root of the problem of teenagers committing crime.

Walker Family Services hosted a weekend forum with former Councilman Oliver Thomas and Wild Wayne, where the focus was on strengthening family bonding.

Organizers said the goal of the forum was to help promote community awareness of common tools utilized to benefit mental health.

Watch the video for more information.

Keep up with local news, weather and current events with the WDSU app here. Sign up for our email newsletters to get breaking news right in your inbox. Click here to sign up!

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