Seventy percent of children with severe emotional disabilities will drop out and three-quarters of them could end up in jail, according to Anthony Mullen.
October 2009 Archives
Anthony Mullen confronts the difficult subject of teenage suicide following his trip to Pierre, S.D., formerly known as "Suicide City."
I am sitting in the back of a taxi heading to the French Quarter. The drive to my hotel is bumpy. The driver glanced at me from the rearview mirror. "You always know when you're getting near the French Quarter because the roads are bad," he remarked. "Roads were bad before Katrina, now they're a lot worse." The roads leading to the heart and soul of New Orleans are indeed rough, but so are some of the neighborhoods I see outside the cab windows. I pass rows of decrepit houses and stores, many abandoned and shuttered with closet doors. I ...