Family members are often the first to notice signs of mental illness in a loved one, and in many cases they hold the key to unlocking treatment. One local nonprofit is helping them cope with the impact of mental illness on the whole family and showing them how to be better advocates for the long haul.
A high school student shows up at her community center for homework help and a few years later she's an advocate for reforming her community's public schools. That's just the latest chapter for a nonprofit tapping the potential of young leaders in New Orleans East.
This week on Inside the Arts, we'll talk with renowned jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis. Then we'll journey to NOMA for a look at Lifelike, an exhibit designed to fool your eye, and we'll tell you about a youth arts group that's bringing a new program to communities on the front lines of the state's coastal crisis, using art as a vehicle for change.