Category: Geelong Advertiser Articles
Chris Mackey’s articles appear regularly in the Geelong Advertiser newspaper in Geelong, Australia.
This article responds to Cardinal George Pell’s testimony delivered to the Royal Commission into systematic sexual abuse in the context of the harm that can be caused to the victim from minimising the perceived severity of the offence.
After having an epiphany upon seeing the earth from his extra-terrestrial vantage point, astronaut Edgar Mitchell pondered the question, to what extent are we using our full potential? Mitchell later contended that Western society has programmed us to ignore “untapped intuitive and psychic forces”. This article explores whether this could in fact be true, from… Read more »
This article spells out a number of ways in which you are able to bolster the chances of making a sustainable change when implementing a new year’s resolution.
This article relates to the implementation of the positive education program at Geelong Grammar School and the positive flow-on effect that it has for the wider community of Geelong.
It takes time to find your calling. What career or line of work might suit us? In a meeting of over 100 business leaders in Geelong, over a third indicated that they had undertaken a significant career shift at one point in time. The notion of choosing a life direction can be confronting. This article… Read more »
Childhood sexual abuse has long been ignored across our wider society. It has also been under-recognised in our mainstream mental health services. This article examines a more optimal treatment model for abuse victims, which doesn’t over-emphasise the role of medication.
What do you think of when you hear the term mental health? It commonly refers to mental health problems, such as severe depression, but we can also think of our mental health in terms of an asset, like physical fitness. We are then inclined to focus on what enhances our well-being beyond the norm. This… Read more »
This article looks at depression and why it is important to give yourself the best chance of recovery, which often includes calling on the support of those who care about us.
The most harmful thing about sexual abuse is the extremely invalidating impact it has on a person. This article details some of the on-going difficulties that many abuse survivors face.