2509, 2016

The Night Before

By |September 25th, 2016|Anxiety, Family, Portraits, Whirlwind Stories|Comments Off on The Night Before

A short writing about the day before, made the evening after.
I get nervous before a job. I retreat into myself and run over all the possibilities, both those based on rational and irrational worries. There’s always been plenty of irrational worries. Once I would have stirred this pot on a low flame with a few […]

3008, 2016

Family Support

By |August 30th, 2016|Depression, Family, Whirlwind Stories|Comments Off on Family Support

Whanau (family) strength
Love is a verb – supporting depression with love and strength
Jordan is a fantastic young man who battles with depression.

Tai, Jordan’s sister got in touch with Whirlwind asking to buy a Whirlwind hoodie to wear and demonstrate pride in his ability to stand up to this depression and also to signify the love […]

1507, 2015

Making a Difference

By |July 15th, 2015|Depression, Family, Medical, Whirlwind Stories|0 Comments

Making a Difference
Michael’s Story
The story of a man who through his own experience of having premature twins became hugely involved in making a difference for others going through similar journeys.

Whirlwind Radio – Michael’s Story by Whirlwindstories on Mixcloud

103, 2015

Brian’s Story

By |March 1st, 2015|Depression, Family, Whirlwind Stories|0 Comments

Brian Phillips. Born in Kilbirnie, attended Lyall Bay school, and decided that he wasn’t going to be a diplomat or a scholar, he went to Wellington Tech for 3 years. Interested in the practical things in life, he enjoyed the woodwork and metalwork, largely because other school work was something of a struggle. Friends are […]

1501, 2014

Glen’s Story

By |January 15th, 2014|Depression, Family, Whirlwind Stories|0 Comments

15 years ago the dark clouds of depression crept into my 29 year old mind.
The entire story of my life up until then was about to be rewritten, and the long term effects would dig their claws in for a long time to come.

March 1999 my daughter came into the world at a time where […]