My first episode of severe depression emerged when I was 14 years old. I remember being immobile, unable to think or interact. An overseas trip brought my first meditation experience. It would lead to a profound process.
The wellness economy was on a roll, reaching a valuation of $4.9 trillion before Covid hit. While lockdown hurt in-person businesses, others boomed, says the Global Wellness Industry. Here’s the latest data and the long game is huge growth.
Here’s the full transcript, complete with links of citations and resources, for Episode 8 of The Mindstream Podcast: The shift to mental wellbeing, featuring guest Katherine Johnston of the Global Wellness Institute.
We cover where “mental health” is today, demystify the language around the intellectual and emotional self, discuss the mind-body-spirit connection, and interview Katherine Johnston on the Global Wellness Institute’s landmark report, “Defining the Mental Wellness Economy.”
Each one of us can be an agent for change to improve the world’s mental health and wellbeing. It starts with understanding ourselves and then supporting others. Here are specific steps to take to be part of the solution now.
The global mental health crisis warned by the WHO is now reality, but growing personal and political awareness are helping make mental wellbeing a priority. Learn the full scope of where we are and where we need to be.