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A Better Life by Craig Hamilton with Will Swanton

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"A Better Life"
by Craig Hamilton with
Will Swanton
Released July 2nd 2012
Read extracts from
Craig's new book

 

Broken Open by Craig Hamilton with Neil Jameson

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"Broken Open"
by Craig Hamilton with
Neil Jameson.
Read extracts from
Craig's book



SANE Australia

SANE Australia's
Book of the Year 2005
Broken Open


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Craig Hamilton is one of Australia’s leading Mental Health advocates

After being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 2000 Craig has travelled Australia and delivered Keynote Presentations in a variety of forums.

In 2005 he became an Ambassador with beyondblue and has represented the organisation in assisting to de-stigmatise with Mental Health education.

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Craig speaking at the recent "Living Well" Community Forum at Newcastle's City Hall

Living Well Forum City Hall 2014
Craig speaking at the Hunter Institute of Mental Health Community Forum attended by
800 people, City Hall, Newcastle on June 4.
Photo courtesy Peter Stoop, Newcastle Herald

Craig speaking at the launch of 'A Better Life' in 2012 at Merewether Surf House 2012
Craig speaking at the launch of "A Better Life" in 2012 at Merewether Surf House 2012.

Craig speaking at the launch of 'A Better Life' in 2012 at Merewether Surf House 2012
Craig with Newcastle Knights coach Wayne Bennett and ABC Sports Broadcaster Gerry Collins at the launch of "A Better Life" Merewether Surf House 2012

"Craig spoke to our workforce of over 350 people over five sessions as part of our commitment to mental health awareness and support, and the feedback from our people has been exceptional. Craig's experience with mental illness provides a compelling story, and his willingness to share his experiences and advice has helped raise awareness and discussion on the subject by our employees, the majority of them men. Employees are now coming forward and speaking about their own experiences, or those of families and friends. We can't commend Craig highly enough for his honesty and insight into confronting, understanding and managing this illness and its complexities."

Tony Morris
Operations Manager,
Ravensworth Surface Operations.


Craig Hamilton talks about his new book 'A Better Life'.

“When Craig starts telling his story, you don't want him to stop. It is honest, insightful and spoken with great passion and conviction.

Craig spoke to a room full of journalism and public relation academics, local media and staff working in mental health.

His presentation had something in it for everyone. He was able to reflect on his personal experience with mental illness, his role in the media and his experience writing his first and second book. Our national guests were talking about his insights long after that evening and reflecting on both their personal and professional roles.

It was a great reminder about how powerful the personal story can be in motivating people”

Jaelea Skehan
Program Manager,
Mindframe National Media Initiative Hunter Institute of Mental Health Newcastle NSW

READ CRAIG HAMILTON'S STORE IN BROKEN OPEN!

"Craig Hamilton has one key message in writing his story. It is for Australian men and it is important: Don’t let your pride or stubbornness prevent you reaching out for help when you need it.

I know Craig went through his own anguish with mental illness and if it can affect him it can affect anybody. I hold him in high esteem as I believe him to be very credible and someone who has a real passion for what he does, particularly calling rugby league on ABC Radio.

Like many Australians today, Craig changed his life so he could manage his illness. Through medication and a healthy lifestyle of yoga, meditation and laughter he is now living a healthy life. His story is a must-read. His triumph is truly remarkable and will inspire anyone lucky enough to read it.

Sadly many people suffering mental illness do not have the strength or support to change their lives. Like Craig I have watched players and have friends and family who have suffered from mental illness. I know through these experiences that mental illness exists and is not in someone’s imagination as we are often told.

By telling his story I know Craig will help others who have suffered, but more importantly he makes us all much more aware of the presence of mental illness, and in particular depression and bipolar disorder."

Sincerely
Wayne Bennett
Head Coach
Newcastle Knights

NEWS & ARTICLES

www.craighamilton.com listed in the top 101 depression/bipolar websites

One of only two Australian websites listed on the US based Masters in Counselling Top 101 sites for Bipolar Disorder and Depression.
Read the Article.

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Work mental health issues costs billions

By Craig Hamilton
Newcastle Herald, 18 January 2013
Read the Article.

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Mental Health Myths

Craig Hamilton talks about some common mental health myths on AskMen. Watch the Video.

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Natural Therapies for Depression & Bipolar

Abram Hoffer discusses some natural therapies for depression & bipolar, including minerals, vitamins & amino acids. Watch the Video.

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Overcoming Depression and Bipolar Disorder

By Craig Hamilton
Insight Magazine March 2010
Read the Article.

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Benefits of Fish oil

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Craig Hamilton


CRAIG HAMILTON
Quick Facts

 


ABC Sports News Broadcaster / Writer

ABC Radio –‘The Sideline Eye’

State of Origin and Test Matches

Breakfast Radio Show: Newcastle

Author: 2004 Random House published Craigs book - “Broken Open”

Motivational Speaker: sharing experiences of living with Bipolar Disorder.

Beyond Blue Ambassador


Craig Hamilton talks about his experience with Depression and Bipolar Disorder. A remarkable story that will inspire anyone.


Craig Hamilton with well known Australian actor Garry McDonald and Beyond Blue CEO Leonie Young at the 'Happiness and Its Causes' Conference, Sydney Convention Centre, May 2007

TESTIMONIALS

"Craig was a real gift to us yesterday. What a great and powerful speaker. He was wonderful, fantastic, educative, funny, I can't say enough. I have had a huge response from people, lots of emails expressing their gratitude at hearing his story. He spoke from his heart and the audience was riveted".
Sue Giugni
St Vincents Hospital, NSW

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"Broken Open" is an important book. It is blunt, uncomplicated and direct. It pulls no punches. It describes the devastating effects of mental illness on a man and his family. Most importantly, it offers hope..." read more

Professor Ian Hickie
(Clinical Advisor Beyond Blue)

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"...Craig’s down to earth style, and honest explanation of his encounters with the disorder, and how it affected all aspects of his life, encouraged good interaction from his audience, and certainly got people talking - some even relating their own story..." read more

Julie Perryman
OH&S Co-ordinator, IP Australia