On the 13th of October Hamish and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with Anna Elders about how she first learned a form of talk therapy called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Elders describes the huge benefits she has seen using CBT in her work as a mental health nurse, and the Read more

The real problem with illicit drug use

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… Before we go any further let’s get really clear on something: The safest form of drug use is no use – and that includes alcohol too, writes Kyle MacDonald. Did you know that ecstasy, or Read more

On the 6th of October Hamish and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with Elle and Kate Perriam and their friend Henry Hooker who shared their journeys of learning to navigate grief. The Perriams co-founded ‘The Will to Live’ with some friends, a charity running a regional New Zealand ‘Speak Up Tour’ Read more

The link between Greta Thunberg and misogyny

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… How people react to Greta Thunberg says much about their misogynistic tendencies, writes Kyle MacDonald. Bad things happen when we don’t listen to children. It wasn’t that long ago we sent them up chimneys, and Read more

Horrors we’ve missed this Mental Health Awareness Week

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… It’s Mental Health Awareness Week. But perhaps we should rename it “Feel Good Week”, writes psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald. I’ve started to dislike the word wellbeing. The intention is admirable, and I can’t help but get Read more

On the 22nd of September Hamish and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with Halle Tupuivao who shared her story of causing major disruption in her year 13 class, and as a highly intelligent and an independent thinker, she felt rightfully upset as she noticed she was being encouraged to aim Read more

The era of woke All Blacks is upon us

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… This is what societal, attitudinal change looks like, writes Kyle MacDonald. Next week our nation begins it’s four-yearly ritual of complete obsession with the beautiful game. Coincidentally, this time around, the Rugby World Cup also Read more

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