The Nutters Club: Dealing with failure and rejection

On the 28th of October Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We talked about how to deal with failure, rejection and how do you pick yourself back up afterwards. With thanks to NZ on Air. To listen to the audio of the show, it's in two parts, click the links Read More >

Jami-Lee Ross and New Zealand’s need for compassion

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... There is a comfort in hate. In raging against one's enemies; those we see as more despicable, more guilty than ourselves. The Romans clearly knew this when they built the Colosseum as a way to Read More >

On the 21st of October Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We talked with Warrick Hay who shared his journey from being a shift-worker with depression leading to a suicide attempt, to a major life reassessment, and finding hope again. With thanks to NZ on Air. To listen to the Read More >

How ‘keeping up with the Joneses’ can make you sick

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... There is no doubt we are in the grips of an anxiety and depression epidemic. Worldwide depression is now the leading cause of disability. In the US anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness Read More >

From Radio NZ's Sunday Morning with Wallace Chapman, 7th October, 2018 Johann Hari has had his share of criticism - those who say he's basically told people with depression to throw away their medication. But is that really what he's done? Local psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald gives his take on Hari's message and how NZ needs Read More >

The Nutters Club: I have loved me a man: Mika Haka

On the 14th of October Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We talked with Māori performance artist Mika Haka, who talked about coming out in the 1970s in Timaru, the importance of being true to himself and his new biography "I Have Loved me a Man." With thanks to NZ Read More >

My concerns about Mental Health Awareness Week

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... You'd think Mental Health Awareness Week would be one of my favourite weeks of the year. But you'd be wrong. Fact is, I feel deeply conflicted about it, and no more so than this year Read More >

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