Mental health isn’t just about illness, it is also about wellness. Universities are well positioned to offer accessible, evidence-based wellness education to the general public.
Wellmania, staring Celeste Barber and inspired by Brigid Delaney’s book, asks: what does it mean to be well?
An overreliance on medication as the first-line treatment for depression can lead some people to be labeled with treatment-resistant depression when there are other viable alternatives for relief.
The concept of ‘wellbeing’ has been embraced everywhere. But there’s a downside to the obsession with ‘wellness’ that we need to examine.
As tempting as it is, it is not possible to “supplement” oneself out of a bad lifestyle.
It turns out that there are some benefits to all the time we spend commuting.
While there’s nothing new about the return-to-work blues, few companies have any strategy to facilitate readjustment to work after vacation.
In her new memoir, Stella Prize winner Heather Rose reflects on overcoming childhood trauma and adult pain with spiritual work. But our reviewer wishes it allowed moments of ‘pause or ambiguity’.
Health claims for chlorophyll water are all over TikTok. We looked at the evidence to see what stacked up.
Olivia Newton-John made a significant contribution to cancer care, cancer survivorship and the ideal of treating the whole person, not just their disease.
Instead of upskilling women to cope with the harm they risk in dating men, the self-help industry should focus on male behaviour. Women need safety more than they need dating advice.
Yoga, manifesting, and #livingyourbestlife may sound empowering. But wellness blames women, sets them up for failure, and hides the real challenges women face.
Our research investigates the connections among mental health, holistic well-being and relational virtues – ideas that many people think of as ethical or religious.
There is a pervasive message from fashion, tech and the media that women can change their lives if they could be more confident.
Autophagy may be Nobel-winning research, but so far there’s no evidence that boosting how your cells recycle nutrients makes you live longer or lose weight.
Workplaces, in addition to providing critical organizational resources, can encourage employees to undertake a voluntary workplace well-being streak, or employees can commit to their own.
More houses of worship are offering mental health programs, especially African American congregations.
The 2,000-line poem by Scottish physician John Armstrong was written during a time of pandemic, war and increasing public disinformation. What can readers learn from it today?
Nine Perfect Strangers tries to be a satire on wellness culture — and yet celebrates its trappings all the same.
Despite it’s smug title, and a few possible flaws, Norman Swan’s new book – So you think you know what’s good for you? – has lots of welcome common sense and evidence-based tips for living healthier.