Why do people hate the poor?

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... It's human nature for us to think we're a bit special. Pretty much everyone considers themselves an "above average" driver, even though that's a statistical impossibility. We also tend to find comfort in believing we're Read More >

Why criminalising drug use doesn’t work

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... Denial is an idea people easily associate with drug use and addiction. After all, it's often part of the problem for people who are addicted to alcohol and other drugs. But increasingly it appears that Read More >

On the 9th of July Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We talked with 23-year old Wellington satirist Robbie Nichol aka White Man Behind a Desk talks about his YouTube success and his struggles with anxiety and depression. To see his You Tube Channel click here... To listen to the audio of the interview, it's in Read More >

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... The New Zealand Herald is running a special series about youth suicide called Break The Silence. It will run for approximately five weeks from July 4.Warning: This article is about youth suicide and may be Read More >

Nutters Club: Tools to Cope with Mental Health

On the 2nd of July Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We invited callers to share their strategies on dealing with their own mental health challenges with Hamish Coleman Ross and psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald. To listen to the audio of the interview, it's in two parts, click the links below… Read More >

Why do I always feel like everything is my fault?

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... "Why do I always feel like everything is always my fault?" There's a famous scene in the movie Good Will Hunting where the late, great, Robin Williams repeatedly tells Matt Damon's character "It's not your Read More >

Nutters Club: Michelle Jackson on Depression

On the 25th of June Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." Our special guest was Michelle Jackson. Michelle has extensive experience dealing with depression, suicide and anxiety and came on the show to share her story and answer your questions. If you want to read her regular blog about her Read More >

Here’s what’s really wrong with smacking kids

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... So here we are, in 2017, once more having a debate because some people believe it's a good thing to use physical violence against children. And as if that isn't bad enough, some politicians even Read More >

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