Health is both a deeply personal issue—how your body and mind operate and feel—and a systemic one, influenced by larger structural issues. The Walrus has explored some of the more intimate sides to health and wellness, such as how literature can be used to explore a person’s mental health concerns, to the broader picture, such as ways to improve the organ transplant system in Canada and beyond.
These are the conversations we were having this year:
BY JOHN LORINC
Until the COVID-19 pandemic, we rarely thought about indoor air quality as a serious health threat
BY LAURA HENSLEY
It was pulled from the market almost immediately after it was developed in 1998. Twenty-five years later, the painful disease is on the rise
BY KATRYA BOLGER
How literature is helping people navigate mental health issues
BY WENDY GLAUSER
Why should publicly funded hospitals get to limit access on religious grounds?
BY KARIN OLAFSON
What if there were a better way to get life-saving organs to people who need them?
BY THE WALRUS LAB
Host Fey Trolitsch speaks to Fae Johnstone of Wisdom2Action about the multitude of factors that impact mental health—particularly in regard to more vulnerable and marginalized communities
BY THE WALRUS
How agism is baked into our public policies