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

The Cafe: Effective Communication

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Even School Bullies Need Love

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… Everyone wants to support the victims of bullying. Psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald points out why the antagonist in your child’s life needs compassion too. In case you’ve been wondering why there’s been a lot of talk Read more

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