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Suicide Rates Rising (2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-06-15

Duration: 00:07:08

Subjects: Suicide | Mental Health


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • deGravelles, Charles Interviewee
  • LeBourgeois, Terry Interviewee


This segment from the June 15, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the rising suicide rate in the wake of the suicide of fashion designer Kate Spade. Moreau reports that the suicide rate in Louisiana has increased by 29% since 1999. He interviews author Charles deGravelles, who discusses the suicide death of his daughter Margaret in August 2016. Moreau also interviews Dr. Terry LeBourgeois of the Capital Area Human Services District, who discusses the warning signs of suicide.