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Empathy Ocean

Mr. Perfect Founder, Terry Cornick, talks of his battles with empathy and a powerful moment he experienced at the ocean recently.

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Mr. Perfect on Booze

This blog post appeared originally at the Hello Sunday Morning website here.   Terry Cornick, a.k.a. ‘Mr. Perfect‘, talks about his dad, being a dad and how drinking and mental health tie into the whole story. That sweet amber nectar. It can taste like “liquid gold,” I tell my wife after my first sip of a cold ale. I chime in with trademark sarcasm, such as, “I don’t normally drink, but go on, then.” The perfect accompaniment to a celebration, a new birth, birthday, marriage, religious celebration (some), promotion, divorce (?!) and sporting victory. On the flip side, it is also seen as the perfect tonic for tragic news and disappointments, deaths and funerals, divorces (again), losing your job and many...

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Mr. P Interviews: Michael Charles (Psychologist)

This week's guest blog comes in the form of an interview I conducted with a Sydney Psychologist, Michael (Mike) Charles of MC Psychology. Michael has been a great supporter of the work of Mr. Perfect and is looking forward to helping us to spread a message about the importance of mental health (for all genders): I am a registered psychologist and have been in private practice in Sydney for the last 4 years. Apart from gaining a degree in psychology I was born with a passion and curiosity for human behaviour. After graduating in 2009, I moved to New York city for 3 years where I interned at NYU as a psychology research associate, worked in a bar, dabbled in film,...

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The Runaway Train

A short reflection this week. I was in a pub on Saturday afternoon celebrating our team’s Grand Final win. A mate and I were chatting about being a parent. Except this mate has a fluffy baby. A dog. We joke regularly that it is pretty much the same thing with the same tasks and stresses that come with it. Although truthfully, I am certain caring for a baby is at least 50 times harder. But the real point of this story was the “Runaway Train”. That feeling I have had consistently since I was a child. Sometimes monthly. Sometimes daily. The literal “train” of thought that can escalate to a chaotic point internally in the blink of an eye that...

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First World Problems

This week's Mr. Perfect Blog is written by David Graham. Depending on how you count it, Dave is embarking on his 3rd or 4th career. After completing postgraduate research in mathematics he spent the next decade working for Defence, which included deployments to Afghanistan and the Middle East. He’s now working as a junior doctor, is actively publishing research in medical journals, and loving life as a first time Dad with another on the way.   We all have them. Your smartphone crashes intermittently, throwing your life into disarray. Your area blacks out during a heatwave, causing your air conditioner to shut down and your Netflix viewing to stop. “First world problems” are important in their own small way. But...

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Mr. Perfect is a Charity

After 6 months yesterday Mr. Perfect received our backdated (to February 2017) sign-off from the ACNC that we are now an official "Advancing Health" Charity.Incredible work by our legal guys (Baker McKenzie - Posy McGrane and Angelique Wanner), the greatest humans in law! But the biggest shout-out and thanks goes to the Leadership Team (Jason Cuffe, Peter Regan, Ilan Hurwitz, Tom Daven and Jeremy Hyman).Mr. Perfect does not exist without you guys and it would still be an anonymous blog that no-one read - how we have achieved this so far on a shoestring is mind-blowing.There are also a large group of individuals and organisations that have formed our Support Team and helped with the website, logos, sponsoring Meetups, offering...

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Empathise Me

I have always been “sensitive” at times, whatever that means. For the majority of people that knew me growing up it presented as the opposite, at times a pure, distant coldness. As a child and teenager it could manifest itself as me reacting to a comment, rejection or negative action from another by internally beating myself relentlessly. Personal or not, I took most things extremely personally and could become defensive or more than likely retreat into my safe shell. Contrary to my wife’s sometime opinion of my obliviousness, like when she has a new haircut, I CAN be observant. Obsessively so. I think about people I walk past daily, what their life may be like, why there is so much...

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My Story: Jeremy Hyman

  Me on my wedding day (June 2016)   Name: Jeremy Hyman Nickname: Jez Medically diagnosed: a highly functioning, socially anxious man with incredible good looks. Treatment and coping strategies: Psychiatrist and psychologist, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, anti-depressant medication, a glass of wine, freaking out and reality television. Support networks: My wife, parents, sisters, mates (both male and female), mentors acquired through my professional life and a team of white lab coat doctors and scientists working around the clock, day and night in Vienna.   My two sisters and I   Background: Aged 37, losing my hair and newly married to a beautiful and highly intelligent doctor (nephrologist) with whom I share my life with in a recently purchased 3...

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