What Kanye West has right about mental health

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… Maybe it’s time I started listening to Kanye, writes psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald. I’ve never been a huge fan of Kanye West, and even less of his wife’s family and media empire. But I am a Read more

On the 16th of June Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We discussed with callers the challenges of winter and explore ways maintain our mental wellbeing through the winter months. With thanks to NZ on Air. To listen to the audio of the show, it’s in two parts, click the Read more

Is New Zealand at a turning point for mental health?

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… “Transformational” has become a loaded word with this government. It has been turned from an election promise into a sneering accusation in the mouths of the opposition, writes Kyle MacDonald. How does the Wellbeing Budget Read more

Q+A Panel on Mental Health

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The Cafe: The Importance of Forgiveness

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On the 26th of May Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with Dr Peter Surman, Chief Scientific Officer at Douglas Pharmaceuticals based in West Auckland, about a new ketamine-based drug they are developing which in early trials is showing signs of successfully supporting people experiencing serious, treatment resistant Read more

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… We’ve done such a good job of “destigmatising” conversations about mental illness, we’re failing to give terms the weight they deserve, writes Kyle MacDonald. I’ve talked before about how much I cringe when I hear Read more

On the 19th of May Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with Alexander Stevens II about his journey from growing up with domestic violence in his home, to severe bullying in high school and then stumbling on a deep love of learning. That passion has lead him to Read more

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