On the 14th of July Hamish and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We talked with Dave who shared his incredible story of how he has made the adjustment to living with no arms or legs, after a medical complication meant he had to have all of his limbs amputated. Dave attributes his Read More >

Why you’re inclined to think ill of the poor

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital "Premium" edition every Thursday... Kyle MacDonald explains how we fail to understand the strongest predictor of our economic success and the impact this has on how we judge others. The self help and self esteem movement has a lot Read More >

On the 7th of July I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club" with guest co-host Suzy Morrison. We talked with Megan who shared her story of learning to find healthy ways to work with her grief after the end of her marriage and the loss of her mother in the Christchurch earthquake. She has also Read More >

Does cannabis cause psychosis?

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital "Premium" edition every Thursday... Psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald on a question that divides people, creates fear, and sows misinformation. As the debate continues to heat up around cannabis legalisation, the facts start to go missing. Arguments get simplified, sides get Read More >

The Cafe: Kiwi Men and Alcohol

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This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital "Premium" edition every Thursday... In the case of Anita Cumming, the Dunedin woman suffering from OCD and jailed for abusing her mother, Kyle MacDonald asks if the interest in her plight is a case of entertainment trumping our compassion Read More >

On the 30th of June Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We talked with guest Dennis who shared his story of learning to live with the often misunderstood diagnosis of schizophrenia, as well as the positive impacts of peer to peer support. With thanks to NZ on Air. To listen Read More >

Real Life with John Cowan

So this was fun, being on the other side of the microphone talking therapy, mental health and politics with John Cowan. Even managed to get “Negative Creep” by Nirvana played on NewstalkZB.   Read More >

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