Mental As Anyone

MAA #018: With Reuben Hunter

Jan. 8, 2016

Interview with Reuben Hunter, who has been doing comedy in WA since the RAW competition in 2009.  Reuben is performing at Perth’s upcoming Fringe World Festival for the first time this January.  His show is titled The Hoard, and is his musings on hoarding and the reasons for it.

We discuss: Reuben’s reflections on himself and his own mental health following the suicide of his father a few years ago, Reuben’s long-distance relationship with his Dad, the issue of men’s suicide, how Reuben has been coping, overcoming the stigma of receiving counselling, “clicking” with your counsellor, “The Voices”: reality TV idea about group therapy in reverse, mountain climbing analogy, self-care trip to NZ, and the importance of communicating and sharing how you are feeling.

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