Kyle MacDonald: How to identify signs of depression

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald.  Click here for the original article… “I’m worried about a family member. They seem really down, but they won’t talk about it. How can I tell if they’re depressed?” Worried, Wellington. Despite all the attention depression receives these days, it’s really hard to spot Read more

Kyle MacDonald: What’s so great about mindfulness?

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald.  Click here for the original article…   “I’ve been told I should meditate for my anxiety, but it’s too hard. Any tips?” Anxious, Napier Mindfulness is very trendy at the moment, and it’s not often you can say that about a psychological treatment. But Read more

Waatea 5th Estate: Men on Men’s Violence

This week I was invited to be part of a panel conversation on the new television current affairs show “Waatea 5th Estate” a joint venture of Martyn “Bomber” Bradbury’s wesbite The Daily Blog and Waatea News. Waatea 5th Estate screens live weeknights at 7pm on Sky TV 83 “Face TV” as well as streaming live Read more

Nutters Club: Sports, Stigma and Mental Health

On the 28th of February Mike King and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We took calls and talked about mental health stigma, how talking about mental health as “genetic” is harmful.  We talked sports, mental health and the impact of sports stars, like Ronda Rousey, coming out with their own struggles. To Read more

This is the first of my regular weekly columns in the New Zealand Herald.  Click here for the original article…   “I’m taking anti-depressants and I’m not sure if they’re working should I see a therapist as well?” Unsure, Wellington I’m a fan of what works: medication, therapy, acupuncture, meditation, climbing mountains or going to Read more

Answering your questions about mental health

This article appeared in the New Zealand Herald on Thursday the 18th of February, 2016.  Click here for the original… Meet the Herald Life & Style’s new columnist, psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald, here to answer your queries and concerns about mental health. Kyle MacDonald has rapidly become one of the country’s most prominent psychotherapists – a Read more

The Shaken Generation

This post first appeared as a guest post on the Public Address website.  Click here to see the original post… Children are empathic sponges.  The environment they find themselves in, soaking up and feeling what those around them feel, unavoidably affects them.  This is no truer than with anxiety, and now five years on from Read more

Nutters Club: Gemma Graveson on Self Harm and Trauma

On the 15th of February Mike King and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club.” We talked with Gemma Graveson.  After years of trying her damndest to die Gemma Graveson is doing her best to live. She talked with us about loss and sexual abuse at 12 that set off depression, substance abuse and Read more

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