In the Field | Mar 12, 2013 | 53:59

March 12, 2013

This week on In The Field, health issues both physical - multiple sclerosis - and mental - depression. We'll follow Priya Sankaran half-way around the world as she hunts for treatments for her own multiple sclerosis, in her documentary "The White Man's Disease." We'll also step inside a school in New Brunswick to hear how Jessica Forbes has come to terms years of depression. And in her documentary, Vanessa Blanch explains how Brunswick is making progress when it comes to awareness of mental health issues, but it may not be keeping pace when it comes to treatment.

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