How to respond to criticism

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... I find myself hearing criticism in simple questions even when I know it's irrational. Why do I react this way and how can I reign in this response? What other people think about us matters Read More >

On the 12th of February Mike King and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We were joined by guest Mika Haka. Mika is a longstanding name in the New Zealand Entertainment Industry & Gay Community. The Mika Haka Foundation uses the performing arts and physical culture to help young people from diverse backgrounds Read More >

How to tell if you’re ‘too sensitive’

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... "I've been accused of being 'too sensitive'. I'm a pretty emotional person. What can I do about it?" When people ask me if they're too sensitive, I often ask them: "According to whom?" because, as Read More >

On the 5th of February Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We were joined by guest Carmilla Armes.  Carmilla describes herself as  "a wife, mother and a female bodybuilder."  She has battled anxiety and depression since her early teens, along with anorexia, bulimia and self harm. To listen to the Read More >

Are you suffering from ‘Trump anxiety’?

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... Is "Trump anxiety" a thing? I've read about it, and am worried I might have it." Concerned I'm pretty sure there is such a thing because I'm suffering from it as well. I'm also not Read More >

How to respond to people with depression

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... "Why do some people treat you like a delicate flower when you "come out" as mentally ill?" Via Twitter There is little doubt we've come a long way with reducing the stigma around mental illness Read More >

Nutters Club: New Year’s Mental Health

On the 22nd of January Mike King and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We took calls from listeners and talked about the big mental health stories so far in 2017.  We talked with callers about New Year's and how they coped over the Christmas break. To listen to the audio of the Read More >

Why it’s so hard for people to say no

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... "I have great trouble saying no to people, and at times it makes me miserable. Why is it so hard?" It's such a little word, just two letters, but not being able to say it Read More >

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