The final score in the recent Bowl Championship Series title game wasn’t comforting to fans who follow their Louisiana teams religiously.
Alabama put a thorough, convincing 21-0 whipping on Louisiana State University at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome last week, much to the discontent of Tigers’ fans and anyone else in the Bayou State who follows the state program.
But in all of the negative news surrounding that loss for LSU, there is good news for the city of New Orleans and our state as a whole.
Mental and emotional disorders are not limited to those who are old enough to make their own decisions. According to the National Center for Mental Health Services website, studies show that at least one in five children and adolescents have a mental health disorder. At least one in 10, or about 6 million children and teens, have a serious emotional disturbance.
At the monthly meeting of the Ruston chaper of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, David Wheeler, licensed psychologist and clinical director for the Methodist Children’s Home, will provide the community with some insights into the types of issues children, parents and teachers may face when met with a child with a mental or emotional disorder. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Community Trust Bank Financial Center, located at 1511 N. Trenton St.
Wheeler said there are many causes and many treatment options for children faced with these difficulties. Parents or teachers who must deal with these issues can have hope.