On the 5th of May Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We talked TVNZ staff member Tom Hawker, who worked at CTV at the time of the Christchurch earthquake but was outside when it struck.  He shared his journey of living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and how valuable talking Read More >

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital "Premium" edition every Thursday... Suicide is caused by depression and mental health issues, right? Wrong. Psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald on why we are terrible at predicting which individuals will die by suicide. I'm not surprised that the Prime Minister is Read More >

On the 28th of April Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We talked with former "Pureaz" face Suzy Heazlewood about overcoming public and online bullying which led her to two suicide attempts and leaving New Zealand. With thanks to NZ on Air. To listen to the audio of the show, it's in Read More >

On the 21st of April Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We talked with self-described former gang member and career criminal, Thomas Paahi, talks about his childhood of trauma and foster homes through to his early adult life of gangs, jail and addiction, and how he turned his life around from there Read More >

My concerns over euthanasia in New Zealand

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... Having spent my entire professional career taking a stance against suicide, it's hard to know how to feel about euthanasia, or "assisted dying". Yes, I know they're different things, but nonetheless, I struggle to know what Read More >

The Nutters Club: Where do you go when you need help?

On the 14th of April Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We talked with Mike King who gave us an exclusive update on Gumboot Friday's 1 million dollar milestone, and we asked listeners where they go and what they do when they need help with their mental health. With thanks Read More >

Why you trust some people more than others

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... I hate the phrase "identity politics" almost as much as I hate "political correctness." Both are invented phrases that are increasingly used by people to justify their prejudice and hate. It's particularly ridiculous because all politics Read More >

On the 7th of April Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We talked with Mike Dawes, founder of charity boxing match IT heavy hitters, talks about the importance of setting goals and regular exercise for his mental health. With thanks to NZ on Air. To listen to the audio of the Read More >

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