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Connections: Combating the Stigma Of Depression

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Senator Ted Cruz's wife, Heidi, has found herself unexpectedly forced into the center of the presidential race. The reason? Donald Trump has been saying he might "spill the beans" on some secret to Heidi Cruz's past. His supporters have already done so: they seem to think it's scandalous that Heidi Cruz has depression and was approached by a police officer ten years ago during a mental health call. Trump supporters are saying that Heidi is "unstable."

New York Magazine writes that "attacking Heidi Cruz for her depression is disgraceful, and a new low." So why is a presidential candidate attacking anyone over mental health? Our guests:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
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