Rob Hirst of Midnight Oil Shares His Family History with Depression

Rob Hirst of Midnight Oil Shares His Family History with Depression

Being a big fan to this day of Australia’s Midnight Oil, I was keen to listen to this interview with drummer Rob Hirst. I did not expect to find such a compelling mental health story in the midst of this interview, but there it was. Early on Rob talks about his brother’s struggle with depression…

Link – Survey finds adults are unaware of child abuse signs or how to report it
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Link – Survey finds adults are unaware of child abuse signs or how to report it

This study was done in Australia, but is there any doubt that the rest of us have the same desire to not think about child abuse, and to hide ourselves from the truth of it? That’s why so many don’t know what to look for or how to report it, they’d simply rather not think…

Link – What it feels like: An abuse survivor’s tale
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Link – What it feels like: An abuse survivor’s tale

This is one powerful victim statement to the court. I think many survivors can identify with it, even as it may be difficult to read. Australia’s most notorious paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale will spend at least another three years behind bars after admitting to sexually abusing more children. The 83-year-old man now has 161 convictions…

Link – Jehovah’s Witness two-witness rule examined at royal commission

Link – Jehovah’s Witness two-witness rule examined at royal commission

All the more reason that victims should go to law enforcement. Do not allow a church, workplace, school, or even a college, “investigate” what is criminal activity. The rules they follow are not the same, and crimes should be investigated, and tried by the legal system, not some group who’s main interest is not justice,…