Author Archives: Graeme

For Johnny and Jack

The following is a speech that I proudly presented on Anzac Day.  It is a message that should be shared. Soldier, soldier At the outbreak of World War 2, Great Britain was still treating 120,000 World War 1 veterans for mental … Continue reading

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Take Control of Yourself

One of the most powerful things that I have learned in this journey that I have been on, is that I am in control of only one thing, my self. This sounds kind of obvious and almost defeatist, but its … Continue reading

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Mini Tornado Hits Local Mall

I was down at the mall today. It was busy. People of all different kinds and ages milling around. When suddenly my attention was caught by this little toddler. He cant have been much older than 1 year old but old … Continue reading

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Gratitude is the Beginning of Worthiness

One of the leading contributors to male depression and suicide is a sense of worthlessness which, in turn, can be generated by misconceptions around what it is to me a ‘man’. This misconception is another leading contributor to male suicide. Believing that … Continue reading

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I wish it didnt have to be this way

Its surprising how many men are struggling to deal with depression, low mood, self doubt. anxiety and all that emotional stuff that we are so bad at dealing with. I talk of men because it are mostly men that I discuss these … Continue reading

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Being there

One of the leading contributors to depression is a sense of social isolation. Humans are hard-wired for connection. We need to connect, face-to-face with others, yet more and more we isolate ourselves, and each other, by sitting behind computer screens. … Continue reading

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How important is your happiness?

Social and cultural expectations are killers. We have our accepted notions of what it is to be a certain type of person (male or female for instance) and we are happiest when people live up to our expectations, not necessarily their’s. … Continue reading

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It is time …..

In 2 days time I will be doing a speech (more of a mini speech) that I have been wanting to do for a few years now. I have held back because it deals with suicide and male suppressed emotions, … Continue reading

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Falling in love again?

I have always wondered why some people keep repeating that same cycle of failed relationship, after failed relationship.   The article below answers some of those questions and offers a few very good insights.   It is natural to blame … Continue reading

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Maintaining Positive Relationships

When our relationships begin to feel uncomfortable, struggle or fall apart, its a very clear sign that the relationship we have with our self is in trouble. That’s not to say that we should blame our self for the break up of … Continue reading

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