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Five years is a brilliant achievement for a printed publication, these days. Let alone one that is community-focused and produced largely by volunteers. FIVE. YEARS! ...
Yes, I’ve had multiple periods of time where my mental health was quite bad. Yes, I have hit the very bottom more than once. Yes, ...
1999 Green Day’s Time of Your Life was released a year or two before I finished high school, so naturally it was played a few million times ...
In the July issue of The Westsider, in a piece entitled ‘A brief history of my former life as an occasionally-but-very drunk dickhead’, I promised ...
It’s been six years since I did a run of any note. Six years… and during that time I’ve reached the end of the rope ...
The day I write this piece marks four years since I last had an alcoholic drink. Alcohol of any kind – I don’t even use ...
27 March this year was the last ‘coming-of-age’ milestone of my father’s suicide. He took his own life twenty-one years ago, in 1998, and for ...
In his poem Mending Wall, the American poet Robert Frost said, “Good fences make good neighbours.” He might perhaps have been the inspiration for an American ...
The Poms recently announced they would offer new and expectant dads mental health checks. Australia should go even further. In announcing an expansion of its ...
Finding the secret to respectful, civil and constructive co-parenting is important for your kids. The reality of how my kids’ mother and I were, and ...

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