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    Great to see Majak Daw returning to footy via the VFL this week.....congratulations and continued good health to him.

    On the other hand, not good to see Dayne Beams struggling at the moment.....indeed, all the best to him, I hope he gets to a far better place in life (and secondly, back to footy).

    UPDATE: Injured Magpie 'a broken man', takes mental health break - AFL.com.au

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    Nice piece on former Swan and Magpie Sam Murray on his attempts to return to AFL and his own battle with mental health.

    Ex-Pie opens up on drug ban, family tragedy and mental health battle - AFL.com.au

    I hope he gets picked up but if he doesn't, it sounds like he'll be ok.

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    Other metal illnesses

    There's a tendency to equate mental illness with depressive conditions. So that depression sucks up the majority of media attention, support services and funding.

    Even with that concentration of effort, it seems to be insufficient too deal with that aspect of mental illness.

    Other conditions get even less attention. And some of them are far more debilitating and pose a greater threat to society as a whole.

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder, for example.

    While the actions of Anders Breivik eventually caught up with him, and perhaps so too will Donald Trump's. Such examples are just the tip of an iceberg. Most of us have probably run across bosses/co-workers/partners that exhibit the classic symptoms, indeed a single narcissist can have an extremely divisive effect in a football team - or even a tiny community like RWO.
    "Buddy Goggles" are a bit like "Beer Goggles"
    They distort peoples view of reality, cause people to say silly things and are often followed by a nasty hangover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruck'n'Roll View Post
    There's a tendency to equate mental illness with depressive conditions. So that depression sucks up the majority of media attention, support services and funding.

    Even with that concentration of effort, it seems to be insufficient too deal with that aspect of mental illness.

    Other conditions get even less attention. And some of them are far more debilitating and pose a greater threat to society as a whole.

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder, for example.

    While the actions of Anders Breivik eventually caught up with him, and perhaps so too will Donald Trump's. Such examples are just the tip of an iceberg. Most of us have probably run across bosses/co-workers/partners that exhibit the classic symptoms, indeed a single narcissist can have an extremely divisive effect in a football team - or even a tiny community like RWO.
    We've had a few on RWO over the years, but fortunately we've weeded out nearly all of them.

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