APTN Investigates: The Rot

Some experts say mouldy homes may be causing mental illness in First Nations.


We know living in mouldy homes makes people sick. But does it also affect their mental health? Could this be why suicide rates are so high in some Aboriginal communities? Kathleen Martens finds out.

Investigative Reporter / Winnipeg

Award-winning reporter Kathleen Martens covers western and northern Canada for aptnnews.ca. A veteran of the Brandon Sun, Sun Media and APTN Investigates, she is based in APTN’s head office, specializing in stories about property, women’s rights and community.