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Stories on the intersection of mental health and economics.

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Monster

A World Cup winning coach tells me why sport's most sacred trait - mental toughness - is also its most dangerous.

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No, therapy apps won't kill Freud

Freudian psychoanalysis and cognitive behavioural therapy have been at war over the soul of therapy. Can the rise of technology deliver a winner?

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Inside Zoom's big bet on mental health

Drowning in 'Zoom fatigue'? The most iconic company of the work from home age is quietly crafting a different legacy.

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Explained: Mental health's catastrophic cash problem

The theme for this year's World Mental Health Day is inequality. Look no further than the flow of money into the sector.

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How to tell if your workplace mental health scheme is a greenwashing scam

The environment sector has a handy rule book to identify bullshit claims. It's time to use it to test workplaces too.

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The miracle that stops people from killing themselves

New research from Brazil shows the life-saving power of direct cash transfers.

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Meet the humans of the Kindness Economy

Nightmares. Exhaustion. Relentless stress. And yet, they won't trade their work for anything in the world.

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Is science the new hope for mental health at the workplace?

Four-day weeks? Online yoga? A new global project says employers must stop shooting in the dark in the name of 'employee happiness' and adopt science-based approaches.