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HERMAN’S HANDS Second Line for Mental Health Awareness

G’day guys can you please give me a hand.

Go here – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/185307069/hermans-hands-second-line

Stand Your Ground Documentary Trailer

Sixteen months ago I left Adelaide in a Mazda E1800 van to (quote) “spread my message and promote this thing in the big smoke”.

It’s taken a lot more time and produced a lot more anxiety than I’d anticipated but the opportunity that I’ve been preparing for has presented itself.

10 Years Later

(Warning: this blog post contains somewhat graphic content which may be distressing to some readers. If you are in crisis and need support please call Lifeline on 13 11 14).

Who Was Herman?


An in-part illustration of the man.

A Conversation about Herman’s Hands


I want to further articulate what my brand is all about (www.hermanshands.com). Herman’s Hands makes a lot of sense to me. But I know it’s still somewhat unclear at times… With time though, as the brand evolves, it will become clearer.

This article is quite simply a conversation I had with one of my older brothers via Whatsapp a few of days ago. It was early in the morning and I’d had a cupla of coffees.

Introducing Herman’s Hands


G’day readers,

Today is a good day.

After 6 months of hard work I am launching Herman’s Hands, my Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention Clothing Brand.

About Vol. 2 – June 2016

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Brendanmcdonnell.com has now been running for 1 year. I thought it was about time I updated the ‘About’ page! I’ve shared it here for those of you who’ve been following my journey from the start/ anyone who’s interested:

Create Dialogue – Inspire Change

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I’ve been on a little hiatus from the blog but I’m back now and I’ve started phase 2 of awareness spreading. I’m moving into other avenues to raise awareness and spread my message – the next avenue being through something more visual and tangible.

Mental Health Survey

Brendan McDonnell

I hope the white boy cheesy grin/guns combination photograph caught your eye…

If you have a spare minute please take a look at this survey I made. It’s about mental health and suicide for a personal project I’m working on.

I reckon it’s pretty eye-opening and I think you’ll find it rrrelatively interesting.


The Purpose of Dancing is to Dance

Brendan McDonnell

Hello. It’s me.

I’m back on the blog today to share some thoughts and a couple of SPLENDID PHOTOGRAPHS taken by my super talented cousin, Josh Wood (www.joshuakanephotography.com).