Category: Geelong Advertiser Articles

Chris Mackey’s articles appear regularly in the Geelong Advertiser newspaper in Geelong, Australia.

  The Delicate Question of Self

This article is about some of the complex issues around gender dysphoria and the process of transition. It is written in response to recent legislation that was passed by the Victorian Government related to conversion therapy.

  Beware Dangerous Minds in Suits

This article is about the effects of psychopathic leadership. Sadly, it seems this article is all too relevant to the outgoing US president Donald Trump.

  Textbook Case has the U.S. Trumped

This article draws upon wisdom from the psychoanalyst, Karen Horney, who wrote in the 1950s. It goes a long way to account for the current political mess the U.S. is in.

  Balancing Acts

This article describes how we can balance out three core systems of human behaviour to support self-compassion and reduce burnout.

  Mind the Genes

This article, mind the genes, is on how we can positively influence our gene functioning and mental health.

  Avoid the Lapse

This article is written in response to recent restrictions imposed throughout the state of Victoria. It draws similarities between a community response to the second wave of COVID-19 to a relapse prevention model in psychology. This model looks at times when a lapse has occurred and identifies strategies to reduce the likelihood another lapse occurs… Read more »

  Enrich and Live

This article, first seen in the Geelong Advertiser looks at the link between addictions and the social environment.

  The Right Words

This article describes some strategies you can use with your kids to talk about suicide.