Day 11 | 10 | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1

  In anticipation of the new year, we revisit some of Canada’s biggest conversations of 2017

From the dangers of putting teenagers on antidepressants to the debate over whether you can be both healthy and fat, we shine a spotlight on what we learned last year about our bodies, our minds, and our health

Illustration by Benoit Tardif
 
What does it mean to have a healthy body?
  New research has reopened the debate on fat and fitness By Mojola Omole
The Danger of Putting Youth on Antidepressants
  Why medication shouldn’t be the default treatment for our kids’ mental health By Patricia Pearson, illustration by Pete Ryan
How Childhood Trauma Can Lead to Chronic Illness
  The mistreatment of children is creating a public health crisis By Robert Maunder and Jonathan Hunter
Wheelchair Parkour
  When you live with a serious disability, your own home becomes an obstacle course By Stephen Trumper, illustration by Hayden Maynard
Nunavut's Bid to End Alcoholism
  Iqaluit now has the only retail alcohol store in the territory. But will better regulation help curb addiction? By Tim Edwards
When Being Healthy Is Unhealthy
  Instagram-style fitness is just another reason for women to hate their bodies By Nicole Schmidt, illustration by Paul Kim
Why Canada Needs Paid Menstrual Leave
  We want to lead the world on women’s issues. Let’s start at home By Eternity Martis, illustration by Jenn Woodall
What Role Should the Media Play in Suicide Prevention?
  Netflix’s new teen drama, 13 Reasons Why, has reopened an uncomfortable debate among psychologists, educators, and journalists By Michelle Pucci, and Erin Sylvester
Wake and Bake
  A psychotherapist details the rise of marijuana-induced psychosis among his clients By Felix Vikhman, illustration by Vesna Asanovic
The Case For Diagnosing Yourself Online
  Googling our ailments is turning us into a nation of hypochondriacs. But it could also help fix an overburdened health care system By Rohit Khanna
Living In Between Fat and Thin
  In a society where size means everything, we are constantly negotiating to fit in By Lauren Bride, illustration by Lauren Tamaki
From the dangers of putting teenagers on antidepressants to the debate over whether you can be both healthy and fat, we shine a spotlight on what we learned last year about our bodies, our minds, and our health

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What It Means to Be Healthy

From the dangers of putting teenagers on antidepressants to the debate over whether you can be both healthy and fat, we shine a spotlight on what we learned last year about our bodies, our minds, and our health

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Day 11 | 10 | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1

 
In anticipation of the new year, we revisit some of Canada’s biggest conversations of 2017



From the dangers of putting teenagers on antidepressants to the debate over whether you can be both healthy and fat, we shine a spotlight on what we learned last year about our bodies, our minds, and our health

Illustration by Benoit Tardif

 

What does it mean to have a healthy body?

 
New research has reopened the debate on fat and fitness
By Mojola Omole

The Danger of Putting Youth on Antidepressants

 
Why medication shouldn’t be the default treatment for our kids’ mental health
By Patricia Pearson, illustration by Pete Ryan

How Childhood Trauma Can Lead to Chronic Illness

 
The mistreatment of children is creating a public health crisis
By Robert Maunder and Jonathan Hunter

Wheelchair Parkour

 
When you live with a serious disability, your own home becomes an obstacle course
By Stephen Trumper, illustration by Hayden Maynard

Nunavut’s Bid to End Alcoholism

 
Iqaluit now has the only retail alcohol store in the territory. But will better regulation help curb addiction?
By Tim Edwards

When Being Healthy Is Unhealthy

 
Instagram-style fitness is just another reason for women to hate their bodies
By Nicole Schmidt, illustration by Paul Kim

Why Canada Needs Paid Menstrual Leave

 
We want to lead the world on women’s issues. Let’s start at home
By Eternity Martis, illustration by Jenn Woodall

What Role Should the Media Play in Suicide Prevention?

 
Netflix’s new teen drama, 13 Reasons Why, has reopened an uncomfortable debate among psychologists, educators, and journalists
By Michelle Pucci, and Erin Sylvester

Wake and Bake

 
A psychotherapist details the rise of marijuana-induced psychosis among his clients
By Felix Vikhman, illustration by Vesna Asanovic

The Case For Diagnosing Yourself Online

 
Googling our ailments is turning us into a nation of hypochondriacs. But it could also help fix an overburdened health care system
By Rohit Khanna

Living In Between Fat and Thin

 
In a society where size means everything, we are constantly negotiating to fit in
By Lauren Bride, illustration by Lauren Tamaki

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