Cecile Tebo and The New Orleans Crisis Unit
The 2005 Federal Levee Failure decimated New Orleans Health Care net. Perhaps hardest hit was care for the mentally ill. In this two part story, which originally aired on The Tavis Smiley Show in May of 2008, I profile Cecile Tebo, head of the New Orleans Police Crisis Unit. I rode around in the Crisis Unit van one day with Cecile and her partner, Earl Wilson, and watched as they responded to 911 calls for folks having mental health crises.