Determine the personal and scientific realities of Australia's obesity epidemic with SBS's new three-part weekly documentary series: 'The Obesity Myth', debuting on Monday 4 September on SBS at 7.30pm. #TheObesityMyth
A three-part documentary series that follows the struggle of morbidly obese patients and their families as they go through the weight loss program at Melbourne's Austin Health. The Doctors at Austin H...
What was the point of losing all that weight if I was still going to agonise over being fat?
It wasn't until Joshua was in his late 20s that the kilos really started to pile on. Having already been through depression and drug addiction, he was determined to ensure that obesity wouldn't be his...
Common sense dictates that you can't catch obesity simply by standing next to a larger person, writes Helen Razer. So why is the topic of obesity such a source of discomfort and anger for so many non-...
A conversation about our evolving attitudes towards fatness.
Adolescent Arab-Australians are among the most likely groups in the country to be classified as overweight or obese. Ruby Hamad asks if culture and genetics are to blame or whether something else is a...
Personality and mood researchers share their advice.
It's hard to resist the gut-clenching urge to gain control over the situation.
"To some, Maddie was just a junkie - when they saw her addiction, they stopped seeing her. And what a loss for them."
"People who have body image concerns would probably be confronted in a big way with this activity."
"It is not uncommon for families to have more than one schizophrenic diagnosis."
The toxic cocktail chipping away at a migrant's psychological well-being.
"I would leave home three or four hours earlier than necessary and work back late to avoid catching the train at peak hour."
The series’ title alone is a provocation, but it also offers an invitation (How ‘Mad’ Are You?) to place ourselves in the shoes of the participants.
"I didn't want to wake up. I found comfort in sleep because I felt like that was my escape. Waking up was a struggle."
Social media users are pledging to help tackle the stigma surrounding mental illness.
I've tried everything barring bee-venom therapy - yes that's a thing.
"When I first started feeling down, I thought it was pretty normal."
A mental illness diagnosis does not have to put your life on hold, says Nic Newling.
"Even if the children and I die...here we die a thousand times a day," he says.
When it feels like everyone else is “killing it”, it’s hard to admit that you’re not: “You think that you're the only one who’s experiencing these things.”
"One of the things about mental illness is that it can be very isolating and by sharing stories you actually get to realise that you're not alone."
I’d constantly scan my body for anything suspect but didn’t really need to find anything – just thinking about all the ways the human body could fail was enough...
“For decades, the medical community has ignored mountains of evidence to wage a cruel and futile war on fat people, poisoning public perception and ruining...