Archive for October, 2014

Stop “Dumbing Down” Male Depression – It’s Complex and Needs a Re-Think

Stop “Dumbing Down” Male Depression – It’s Complex and Needs a Re-Think

The 1990’s have been referred to as “the decade of the antidepressant.” Pharmaceutical companies went into overdrive advertising them and many of us jumped naively on the bandwagon thinking we’d found a quick fix. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the miracle pill we all thought it was. We’ve realised since then, thank goodness, that depression is a […]

Beyond Right and Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness

Beyond Right and Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness

So, this post is a bit on the heavy side, but I reckon that if you follow through with the challenge I’m about to give you, you’ll find it to be quite a beautiful, maybe even a healing, post. I have a challenge for you. It’s very simple. I want you to read this post, […]

Kids who Drop out of Sport are at Higher Risk of Developing Mental Health Problems

Kids who Drop out of Sport are at Higher Risk of Developing Mental Health Problems

This week in Australia at the Sports Medicine Australia’s “Be Active 2014” conference, researchers from the University of Wollongong will be presenting their findings on the apparent negative impact of primary school kids dropping out of organised sport. It’s terrific research, but I’d like to put a slightly different spin on it. Quit Bagging Out […]

Why You Need to Find a Hobby

Why You Need to Find a Hobby

We are living in a time where mental health problems have risen to unprecedented levels. According to the National Survey of Mental Health and Well Being (2007), one in five Australians across their lifespan (16-85) and one in four young people (16-24) have experienced a mental health problem (depression or anxiety) in the last 12 […]