Measles anti-vaxxers – and the rest

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… Angry about the measles outbreak? Good. Just be careful where you target it, writes Kyle MacDonald. Vaccinations. As a parent I quickly learned it was something to avoid discussing with other parents. Sort of like Read more

What New Zealand men really need

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… When was the last time someone talked to you about how they were struggling? If you haven’t had anyone approach you, then maybe you’re part of the problem, writes Kyle MacDonald. New Zealand’s suicide numbers last Read more

The Project: Facts behind the fear #PhobiaWeek

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On the 1st of September Hamish and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with callers about the recently released suicide statistics, what they show about the efficacy of our efforts to improve mental health in Aotearoa New Zealand and how to better reach men who need help. With thanks to NZ Read more

On the 25th of August Hamish and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with Aaron D’Souza who shared his journey of navigating several years of hardship to setting up Against the Odds scholarships, and the huge role that asking for and receiving help has had on him getting to a place Read more

How unconscious bias impacts Kiwis’ health

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… Conversations about racism are deeply uncomfortable for most. No one wants to own being “racist”. Perhaps that’s why the term “unconscious bias” has garnered so much attention. It acknowledges that we can all be swayed Read more

Should New Zealand prisoners be allowed to vote?

This is my recent column in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital “Premium” edition every Thursday… Because we call people “criminals” or “prisoners” we can deny them a vote and feel okay about it, writes Kyle MacDonald. How would you feel if we suddenly decided to deny those with a mental Read more

The Nutters Club: Elisabeth Corey: Working with trauma

On the 18th of August Hamish and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with Elizabeth Corey a trauma coach with a background in social work. Corey shares what she has learned, and now shares with her clients, from her own journey of moving beyond her childhood trauma. For more see: https://beatingtrauma.com Read more

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