Cliff

Three out of four people with a mental illness report that they have experienced stigma. Their experiences are heightened by the stigma and discrimination they encounter – not only from society, but also from families, friends and employers. Cliff is one of these three. Though his daughter understands, his mother refuses to believe it is…

Jeff

Tonight I saw a homeless man sitting in the rain. Jeff Carroll. I gave him a blanket I had in my car and later learnt he was a sheep shearer who had a 21 year old son. His son had an apprenticeship but later lost it as he has ADHD and was getting teased and…

Paris

Last week, I had the honour of meeting Paris – an incredible man whose parents divorced at a young age, leaving a child with a father who wasn’t around, and a mother who worked around the clock to support them. Generally, basic human nature desires love and attention, especially from parents; as such, it wasn’t…