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10 Years After Katrina, Trauma, Invisible Scars Remain09:28Download

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Kendall Hooker stands on the roof of the New Orleans Healing Center in the city's Marigny neighborhood. Behind him is the edge of the skyline, and the Crescent City Connection Bridge. (Laine Kaplan-Levenson)MoreCloseclosemore
Kendall Hooker stands on the roof of the New Orleans Healing Center in the city's Marigny neighborhood. Behind him is the edge of the skyline, and the Crescent City Connection Bridge. (Laine Kaplan-Levenson)

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, much of the physical damage the storm caused in the city of New Orleans has been repaired. Neighborhoods and communities have been rebuilt. Schools, hospitals, businesses, and restaurants have re-opened.

But as Laine Kaplan-Levenson of WWNO in New Orleans reports, a deeper, invisible wound brought by the storm remains. Thousands of residents, and especially children, were traumatized by the storm and the displacement and struggle that followed.

This report is part of a multimedia mental health journalism series made possible by the Scattergood Foundation. It comes to us courtesy of Here & Now contributor WHYY's The Pulse.

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This segment aired on August 24, 2015.

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