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Lafayette Theater Shooting: Mental Health (2015)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-07-31

Duration: 00:06:45

Subjects: Lafayette movie theater shooting, 2015 | Mass shootings | Mental Health


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Shows, Haley Interviewee
  • Richard, Nick Interviewee


This segment from the July 31, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on the possible role that gunman John Houser’s documented history of mental illness played in the July 23rd mass shooting at a Lafayette movie theater, that killed two and injured eleven. Her report touches on the mental health services that are available in Louisiana. She interviews Haley Shows of the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center and Nick Richard of the St. Tammany Parish chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.