Category: Geelong Advertiser Articles

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

  Risk Assessments Jab at our Biases

This article suggests that Australia’s relatively slow uptake of the vaccine may reflect hesitancy related to common thinking biases in weighing up risk.

  Dealing with Spirituality Crises

This article is about the challenge of separating certain types of mystical or spiritual experiences from psychosis. This is a poorly understood issue in mainstream mental health services.

  Signs Alert Us For Our Need to Care

This article refers to some of the key tips for mental health and wellbeing including the identification of your individual stress signature. This article contains material from a recent talk given by Chris to the Geelong Young Professionals Network in March 2021.

  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.