Raving man in the city

I saw man in the city today. I see many men in the city but rarely one as extraordinary as this particular man. He was in the heart of the business district, ostensibly one of the locals, wearing smart shoes and a suit. He was attracting a lot of attention because of...

Safe in the harbour

For no particular reason I was thinking about sailing today, it allowed me to escape from my desk and my task of designing leadership training. I drifted away. One of the things that appeals to me about sailing is the quiet of a boat on the waves while powered by the...

Footnote

A short follow-up, a footnote, to the complicated and distressing scenario I wrote about a few days ago. I am relieved to read that William Monroe is recovering after being shot and his condition has been upgraded from critical to fair. Officer Dane Reister,the Police...

Help Police

The Victorian Auditor General published a report in November 2009: Responding to Mental Health Crises in the Community. I am grateful to the friend who shared the link to the report with me. Stating that “While a mental health crisis is often unpredictable the...

When the force is against you

I recently participated in a large group conversation about suicide. I sat, actually I stood, on the sidelines rather than joining speakers in the middle. I listened with intent and participated. The themes and feelings that were expressed of guilt, loss and not...